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Orillia's loose moose relocated

Authorities have tranquilized and relocated a moose that was roaming Orillia streets on Thursday.

The Ontario Provincial Police had warned residents in the area bounded by West Street North, Highway 11 and Fittons and Coldwater roads to keep their children and pets inside until the moose was found.

The Ministry of Natural Resources took the animal out of the city, Orillia OPP said.

The moose likely wandered from its regular habitat because September and October are the species’ breeding season, commonly known as “the rut.” Calves are born about eight months later in late May to early June.