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Nine-Man Rescue Team Frees Moose From New Hampshire Pool

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- A moose that found its way into a New Hampshire home's swimming pool needed the help of nine people to get back on dry land, WMUR-TV reported.

The moose fell through the cover of George Trapotsis' pool at Manchester, N.H., home shortly after 10:00pm ET Friday.

Police, firefighters and officials from local fish and game agencies responded to the scene and found the moose unable to get out of the water.

"I didn't get trained on how to do this, that's for sure," Jack Pushee of New Hampshire Fish and Game told WMUR. "There's a first for everything."

The nine men attached a rope to the moose and pulled it from the water. They said the moose was agitated during their rescue effort, but appeared to be uninjured as it ran back into the woods.

New Hampshire Fish and Game said mating season for moose, which spans mid-September to mid-October, often sees the animals wandering out of the woods into unfamiliar places.

Click here to watch the rescue video.

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