The animal – estimated at more than 1,000 pounds – somehow got himself trapped in the Enterprise Service Center lot, where vehicles are prepped for service.
While the Connecticut State Police, the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection and a so-called “moose whisperer” busied themselves with herding Bullwinkle back to the woods, Kevin tasked himself with keeping his colleagues – many of them, understandably, wanting to sneak some selfies – out of the area.
With roughly 50 drivers making drop offs and pick-ups on any given day, the activity level could have easily spooked the massive mammal.
“He was clearly frustrated and spent the morning pacing the fence line trying to find a way out,” Kevin said of the moose. “My biggest priority was to make sure everyone stayed safe and kept at a distance.”
Ultimately, the four-hour ordeal had a happy ending: The moose made a successful exit back to the wild – and all the vehicles were left damage-free.