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Moose Stuck In Swing Rescued By Policeman
A moose on the loose found itself in a tight spot after getting caught in a child's swing in the US.
Police were called when residents spotted the beast tangled in chains outside a home in Ogden, about 40 miles north of Salt Lake City in Utah.
Utah deputy Lane Findlay was told it would take at least an hour for wildlife officers to arrive, so tried to free the distressed and bleeding animal himself.
He handed his mobile phone to onlookers and asked them to video the scene, saying: "If something happens to me, give this to my wife."
Sgt Findlay eventually managed to free the struggling animal using a pair of bolt cutters.
The tangled swing fell to the ground and the moose trotted to a nearby bucket of water and began drinking, then collapsed from exhaustion.
Sgt Findlay spent an hour spraying down the animal with a hose before wildlife officers arrived to treat the animal.
"It was pretty crazy stuff," he said afterwards. "This is certainly a first for me, and hopefully a last."