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NEDERLAND, Colo. – An orphaned moose calf has been found after Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers were forced to shoot its mother after an attack on a couple and their dog.

The 3-day-old calf was found near the town of Nederland, Colorado, not far from where its mother injured a couple and their dog.

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CPW veterinarians caring for the calf are unsure if it received enough nutrients and antibodies from its mother’s milk before she died, according to KCNC-TV. They plan to care for the orphan, monitoring its growth and development.

The calf’s mother was shot and killed on Wednesday following the incident near the West Magnolia Trailhead.

According to a news release from the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, the moose had charged a couple and their dog. Officials said the man was hurt badly and the woman sustained minor injuries, according to KCNC-TV. The dog was also hurt.

The animal charged at least three times while a deputy was tending to the injured people, the release stated.

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The deputy attempted to scare the animal by firing beanbag rounds at it. The deputy later fired a warning shot the second time and the moose ran away but returned when the deputy was evacuating the injured man, the sheriff’s office said.

The deputy fired again and killed the animal, according to the sheriff’s office.