LOOK: Breckenridge police nab moose on the loose

Moose can weigh close to a half-ton and run at 30 mph.

(Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Moose near Breckenridge are getting active lately.

First, there was the one that ran alongside skiers at Breckenridge Ski Resort — an incredible sight, but a dangerous one for the skiers, who really should have focused more on getting away.

As it turns out, moose also were spotted near the town’s Nordic Center for cross-country skiing. Breckenridge police officers were called in to help Colorado Parks and Wildlife tranquilize and relocate three of the animals, resulting in these images:

Breckenridge police officers assist Colorado Parks and Wildlife in relocating moose. (Courtesy Town of Breckenridge Police Department)

Breckenridge police officers assist Colorado Parks and Wildlife in relocating moose. (Courtesy Town of Breckenridge Police Department)

Breckenridge police officers assist Colorado Parks and Wildlife in relocating moose. (Courtesy Town of Breckenridge Police Department)

Breckenridge police officers assist Colorado Parks and Wildlife in relocating moose. (Courtesy Town of Breckenridge Police Department)

Breckenridge police officers assist Colorado Parks and Wildlife in relocating moose. (Courtesy Town of Breckenridge Police Department)

Breckenridge police officers assist Colorado Parks and Wildlife in relocating moose. (Courtesy Town of Breckenridge Police Department)

Adult moose can weigh close to a half-ton and run at 30 mph – so, you’d be well advised to leave well enough alone and call the authorities if you see one approaching humans.

Also, let me know if you think of any really great photo captions. I’ll post them if I get enough.