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Moose Hit By Car In Worcester, Wanders Away, But Then Captured Safely

WORCESTER (CBS) – A moose was hit by a car in Worcester, but wandered away during a wild scene Wednesday morning.

The moose was first spotted in the Cambridge Street area just after 3 a.m. It was seen again around 8:30 a.m. galloping down Hollywood Street, but when it crossed onto May Street it collided with the back of a passing car.

In video recorded by DPW workers, the moose staggered briefly and then walked off into a yard.

"I couldn't believe it was a moose standing in the middle of the road in Main South in Worcester, Mass.," said Mark Fair, who recorded the video. "He started moving and I was actually afraid he was going to hurt somebody so we started to head in his direction and that's when he got hit."

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The moose was seen on on Hollywood, May and King streets in Worcester Wednesday. (Photo credit: Desiree Rivera)

The moose was found in a nearby garden. Massachusetts Environmental Police were called in and the moose was tranquilized.

It was put in a truck so it could be safely removed from the neighborhood.

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The tranquilized moose in Worcester. (Photo credit: Massachusetts Environmental Police)

"The moose has been relocated to an undisclosed location for its own protection," Environmental Police said in a statement.

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