Moose stuck on railroad tracks in Vermont gets rescued

LUDLOW, Vt. (AP) — Authorities in Vermont had to take swift but careful action after a moose got stuck on an active railroad bridge. Wildlife officials got a report Wednesday saying the moose was stuck on a train bridge in southern Vermont. It took an effort by local game wardens, biologists, firefighters and a crew from the state rail system to move the moose. First, they had to sedate the animal before lifting it with a railroad crane tuck. The wildlife department says all went well — considering that isn’t always the case when animals get stuck on rail tracks.