Wellesley Police and state Environmental Police have been searching since around noon for a moose spotted by residents in the neighborhoods near Reeds Pond, and as of about 3:45 p.m. had not yet been able to tranquilize the animal.
The moose was last seen in the swampy area west of Lexington Road. A member of the state Environmental Police said officers hoped the animal did not travel south to Rte. 9, which is less than a half mile from where police were last looking for the moose.
The search will continue until the moose is tranquilized, or until sunset, police said.