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McFeely blog: Moose loose at SDSU football stadium; safely guided out of Brookings

One day before Jackrabbits host Bison in Dakota Marker game, a young moose makes run for it in stadium

A young bull moose was in Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium in Brookings, S.D., on Friday. Twitter screenshot

BROOKINGS, S.D. — And he's loose!

A moose, that is.

One day before South Dakota State hosts North Dakota State in the Dakota Marker football game, a young moose ran for daylight in the stadium in which the game will be played.


Although, as one Twitter wag put it, it looks like the moose stepped out at the 3-yard line.

Two videos posted on Twitter showed what appeared to be a young bull moose running in Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium in Brookings on Friday.

One video showed the moose sprinting from about the 50-yard line to near the goal line and then running out of a tunnel. Another showed him finding his way out of the stadium.

The Bison and Jackrabbits play Saturday at 2 p.m. in an important Missouri Valley Football Conference game. It can be seen on WDAY-TV, with the pregame show aired at 10 a.m.

The moose was safely guided out of Brookings, according to Police Chief Dave Erickson.

"Members of the SD Game Fish and Parks, SDSU Police and the Brookings Police were able to push the moose west out of town. Game wardens were going to continue to try to push it further away from the city and university," said in an email to The Forum.

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