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WACO (AP) — A bull elk kept officials on the run in downtown Waco for seven hours before the animal was subdued and removed to a private herd.

Police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton says officers, game warden and animal control officials mobilized after a resident reported seeing a moose about 6 a.m. Wednesday near his home on the southern edge of downtown.

Swanton said the animal was cornered and shot with a tranquilizer dart about 12:30 p.m. in a creek bed more than a mile from where he was first spotted. The bull elk was removed to a heard on a nearby ranch.

The bull elk is estimated to be about 2 years old and about 600 pounds.

Swanton said it’s unknown where the animal came from.

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