A moose that was stranded in four feet of water in an irrigation channel in Pasco, Washington, was killed. The bull moose found himself in this situation, and Franklin County sheriff's officers and firefighters were trying to push him back out of the channel; they threw rocks, tried making loud noises, used hoses to scare him back the way he came, but the moose didn't budge.
Wildlife Officer Brian Felton said they ran out of options to try to get the moose out, and tranquilizing was not an option. He shot the moose with a shotgun blast. The moose was then towed out of the channel. Volunteers from Richland Rod and Gun Club dressed the carcass to deliver the meat to the Tri-City Union Gospel Mission. From The Seattle Times .