Moose in Hudson Valley tranquilized, relocated to Adirondacks

A moose that had been wandering around a Hudson Valley county has been tranquilized by state wildlife biologists and taken to the Adirondacks.

The Poughkeepsie Journal reports that state police and state Department of Environmental Conservation experts decided to remove the young male moose after it was spotted lingering just a few feet from Route 55 in the Dutchess County town of La Grange.

Because it posed a potential risk to motorists, the moose was tranquilized late Thursday morning. DEC officials say the moose was then taken to the Adirondacks, where the moose population is around 800.

Officials believe the moose wandered into the area from New England.