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Moose on the loose causes delay for morning commuters in Ottawa

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Ainsley Smith Jul 19, 2018 9:14 am 1,593

Ottawa drivers experienced a slight delay during their morning commute this morning, but not for the usual reason.

To put it simply, a moose was on the loose along Highway 417 in west Ottawa.

According to police, the moose was walking near Pinecrest Road, which resulted in both lanes being closed down.

From images shared online, you can see police officers and provincial officials used their vehicles to block the animal in and keep it safe from traffic.

You can also see that the moose appeared to have an injury to its leg.

However, two hours after the incident, Ottawa police tweeted the moose would not be able to recover from its injuries.

Daily Hive Toronto reached out to the Ministry of Natural Resources, who confirmed the moose’s injuries and said after consulting with a veterinarian the moose was euthanized for both its injuries and for public safety.

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Ainsley Smith
Ainsley is a Staff Writer at Daily Hive. She's a former Vancouverite turned Torontonian who is passionate about avocado toast, aesthetics, and avocado toast aesthetics. Story idea? E-mail her at [email protected]

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