Monday, June 15, 2009
800 lb. female moose loose in Saratoga. It stopped at Siro's for a drink?? and went on to the Racetrack.
Moose visits Saratoga Race Course
Last updated: 10:29 a.m., Monday, June 15, 2009
SARATOGA SPRINGS -- A different sort of four-legged creature is attracting a crowd to Saratoga Race Course this morning.
A large female moose is walking calmly in the executive parking area just inside the front entrance of the track on Union Avenue.
City police, the state Department of Environmental Conservation and about 50 people are looking on.
Police blocked onlookers about 25 feet from the moose.
City police officer Ed Lewis said the department is working with DEC to remove the moose. An officer is coming from Ray Brook to tranquilize the creature and move her.
Lewis said the first call came at 3:45 a.m. when a person reported seeing the moose crossing Broadway downtown.
The next call came at 6:20 a.m., saying the moose was near Siro's restaurant near the track.
Police worked with the New York Racing Association to corral the animal within the fencing of the racecourse.