Utah deputy frees moose stuck in swing set (video)

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(AP) – A moose has been freed from a strange backyard entanglement thanks to a brave Utah deputy and a pair of cutters. Sgt. Lane Findlay found himself face to face with the moose whose antlers were wrapped up in a backyard swing set this weekend. The Weber County Sheriff’s deputy got the call Sunday and responded to a residential community outside Ogden, about 40 miles north of Salt Lake City.  He says the moose appeared in distress, and was bleeding.

Video of the incident shows the moose twisting in an attempt to free its antlers from the metal chains of the swing as Findlay cautiously approaches with the cutters. He clips the chain links one by one until the moose finally pulls free and wanders off with minor injuries.

After the video ends the moose was so exhausted he went over to the home and laid down. The Sergeant brought the moose some water and took a hose and cooled him down. Utah Division of Natural Resources stated swing sets and volleyball nets are very hazardous for the animals.

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