Fugitive Moose On the Loose

A moose is on the loose in Moscow, Interfax reported Tuesday.

The moose escaped from Losiny Ostrov (or "Moose Island") national park in eastern Moscow on Monday afternoon and ran across a road before disappearing into streets near Sokolniki park.

An official at the Moscow Department of Natural Resource Management and Environmental Protection, Alexei Akhundov, said Tuesday that park rangers would wait for the moose to reach Sokolniki park and catch it there.

Moose often migrate from Losiny Ostrov toward Sokolniki, since the population is too large in the national park, Akhundov said.