COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah (ABC 4 News) - Residents of one Cottonwood Heights neighborhood had an unexpected visitor Friday.
A full grown bull moose was spotted near the Willow Creek Country Club.
The animal was estimated at being well over 1000 pounds and had neighbors scrambling.
Kimi Fry, who lives in the moose-infiltrated neighborhood, said, "I realized I really was in the neighborhood and there was moose in front of my face then I just thought, well, I've got to get a picture of this!"
While the animal was fun to take pictures of, residents were afraid for their safety, so animal control officers stepped in.
The moose eventually wandered into a ravine where officers shot him with a tranquilizer dart.
However, the moose turned out to be a little too heavy to be moved out of the ravine so animal control had to get a little creative.
Officers reverse the tranquilizer and brought the animal out of his sleep.
They then guided the moose out of the ravine before re-tranquilizing him and moving him to a safer location.