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MOOSE ON LOOSE MAKES A SPLASH IN BACKYARD POOL

Question: Where does an 800-pound bull moose go swimming? Answer: Any-where he pleases, even if it's a backyard pool in Maine's second-largest city.

Just ask Mark Adams, who was at work Monday when such an animal hopped into his pool, enjoying the water until wardens tranquilized the moose and transported him to a state game farm."Maybe I should put up a bigger fence," joked Adams, who went home and watched with a small crowd of spectators.

Police said it was probably the same moose that had been in another Lewiston pool Sunday until a warden spooked the animal and it ran away.

At Adams' house, it took two doses of tranquilizers to immobilize the moose and a crane to put it in a pickup truck.

Wardens at the state game farm in Gary said the animal would remain there for a time before being released into the woods.