A wild moose was euthanized Monday in a harvested field southwest of Groton because the animal appeared disoriented, said Nick Cochran, a conservation officer for South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks.
The moose's carcass was sent to a South Dakota State University lab for testing to find the cause of the sickness, he said.
"Sometimes moose get brain worms, so it will be tested for that, along with other diseases," Cochran said.
The test might take up to a week to be completed, he said.
"This moose was put down because we didn't want it to suffer," Cochran said.
Moose come down from North Dakota every once in a while, he said.
- Reporter Samantha Norman