Updated: Thursday, 21 May 2009, 1:43 PM EDT
Published : Thursday, 21 May 2009, 1:42 PM EDT
Hartford (AP) - The two-day search for a wandering moose in New Britain has come to a peaceful end.
A team of officers from the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection and New Britain police tracked the animal Thursday to an area near Corbin Avenue, where they shot it with a tranquilizer dart.
The young female moose was taken to an unpopulated area and released.
Authorities searched for the moose since Wednesday, when residents reported it strolling throughout neighborhoods in New Britain, which has a population of about 70,000 people.
There are an estimated 100 moose that live in Connecticut, most in the northwest part of the state.