A moose pranced through a Worcester cemetery on Monday

The moose weighed about 600 pounds, officials said.

Massachusetts Environmental Police immobilized a moose found trotting through a cemetery.
–Massachusetts Environmental Police

A moose took a jaunt through a Worcester cemetery on Monday.

The moose was spotted in St. John’s Cemetery, according to the Worcester Telegram and Gazette.

Because of the moose being in a “populated location,” Massachusetts Environmental Police that are trained in chemical immobilization were called in, a post to the department’s Facebook page said.

Officials were able to immobilize the moose, which weighed about 600 pounds, the post said. The animal was taken to “an undisclosed rural location” where authorities watched it until the immobilization effects began to wear off.

This moose fared better than an unfortunate peer. Another moose, also spotted on Monday but found near Leesville Pond Tuesday by environmental officials, was thought to have been hit by at least one car, if not two, and had fractures in one of its legs. It was euthanized, according to the Telegram and Gazette.

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