New Hampshire State Police, Fish & Game, and Concord Police officers set up a dragnet on the morning of July 2, attempting to catch a moose that has
been running through the streets of the city during the past few days.
Police stopped traffic various times throughout the morning to ensure commuter safety while the moose dodged police, jumping fences and running around.
“After a couple of hours ordeal, the moose got penned into the yard next to the Salvation Army on Clinton Street,” Brian Blackden, who took these photos, reported via email. “Not satisfied with Salvation there, the moose headed to Trinity Baptist Church where it found the message to head into the cornfield and woods at the corner of Clinton Street and Langley Parkway.”
Blackden said all the agency vehicles in the area with emergency lights on and officers running through yards “gave the look of a massive manhunt,” but the moose kept running from the law and finally, escaped with officers weary and wet from the late morning rain.
“The only one who looked like they were having fun was the moose,” he said, adding that officers were seen sharing cell phone pictures after the emerged from a cornfield.