- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 23, 2015

TROY, N.Y. (AP) - Wildlife officials say a bull moose captured after a nine-hour romp through an urban area of upstate New York has been euthanized after it was unable to stand up.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation says the year-old male was tranquilized and captured in Troy on Monday after it swam twice across the Hudson River and crossed an Albany interstate during rush hour.

The moose was taken to a Rensselaer County wildlife area for observation. When it failed to stand up after 22 hours, biologists decided to euthanize it.

Officials say a necropsy showed it had severely torn thigh muscles, possibly from slipping on wet rocks as it climbed the rocky banks of the Hudson River.

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Information from: Times Union, https://www.timesunion.com

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