Moose calf rescued after falling into basement near East Troublesome burn area

After a moose calf fell into the basement foundation of a house burned in the East Troublesome Fire, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers helped rescue it and reunite the calf with its mother.

On Aug. 19, residents of the Aspen Pine Estates in Grand Lake reported the calf fell in the four-foot deep foundation, which was all that was left of the burnt home.

The residents had tried to create a ramp with boards to help the calf climb out, but it wasn’t able to get enough traction to make the climb.

Rocksund was able to tranquilize both the cow and calf, and they were placed inside a wildlife transport trailer to a more suitable habitat near Craig later that day. CPW did not want to release the animals back in the East Troublesome burn area out of concern they might get trapped again.

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