Family discovers moose trapped in their basement

Idaho Fish and Game officers photographed this moose standing in a family’s basement. From Facebook.

An Idaho family was shocked after they entered their basement  Sunday evening to find an unusual intruder — a large bull-moose.

According to a post on the local Idaho Fish and Game department’s Facebook page, the moose had fallen through a window well.

“The window opened like a door and the latch was loose,” Lt. Steve England of the local police department told East Idaho News. “The moose pushed her way through and, amazingly enough, the window didn’t even break.”

The family had placed furniture and mattresses around the basement to prevent the moose from damaging their Blaine County home.

Police and deputies from the sheriff’s department were the first to respond to the call and attempted to herd the animal out, but to no avail.

According to a post on the Idaho Department’s Fish and Game website, “The moose was having none of it, charging the officers several times.”

An Idaho Fish and Game officer attends to the moose after it was tranquilized. From Facebook.

A local wildlife manager eventually arrived with narcotics to subdued the animal. Once the moose was unconscious, everyone pooled their strength to haul the sleeping beast upstairs and onto the street outside.

According to Idaho Fish and Game:

“It woke up in the snow covered street, groggy and confused, but free.”