GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A female moose looked like she was trying out for running back as she loped across a football practice field at the University of North Dakota.
University spokesman David Dodds says the moose wandered into Grand Forks overnight and found its way onto old Memorial Stadium on campus Tuesday morning.READ MORE: Youths Ignite Fireworks Display Inside Eagan Hy-Vee, Police Say
Dodds says all the gates have been shut, and the animal is being confined to the practice field until the moose can be safely released.
#MooseUpdate: The moose is laying down taking its typical midday college nap. We are still asking everyone to avoid the area so that the moose doesn’t become stressed or panicked. #BestCopsAround #MooseWatch2019 pic.twitter.com/SsSs5p3BE2READ MORE: Andy Slavitt, Twin Cities Resident And Fmr. Biden Advisor, Pens Book On What U.S. 'Could Have Done Better' In COVID Response
— University of North Dakota Police (@UNDPoliceDept) September 3, 2019
UND Police tweeted video of the moose running on the practice field and asked everyone to stay away “so that the moose doesn’t become stressed or panicked.”
In the meantime, North Dakota football players are practicing next door for Saturday’s game against rival North Dakota State in Fargo.MORE NEWS: Professor Edward Ward ID'd As Victim Of 'Random' St. Cloud Shooting
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