A mother moose separated from her calf was left with few options and pacing in desperation when some Canadian fishermen happened to float by.
The calf had fallen off an embankment and into a lake near Field, Ontario. The video below shows the worrisome moose in a hurry to get her calf back as the fishermen approach.
“We started looking around where the noise was coming from, and we spotted a baby moose struggling to get on the land, so we decided it was best to let nature take its course by letting the momma help its young,” the fisherman behind the camera wrote. “An hour later, we went back to see the progress, and the momma was nowhere to be found, but the baby moose was still whimpering and struggling to get on shore.”
Of course, they weren’t about to leave the calf struggling. The kind Canadians knew just what they had to do and helped the calf to some Ontarion riparian hospitality.
“We noticed that the calf was extremely exhausted, because the calf started to blow bubbles out of its nose,” the man wrote. “At that time, we figured it was safe to help.”
It didn’t take long to hoist the young calf out of the water and into the fishing boat. From there, the animal was released into the forest and back to its mother.
While she was no doubt thankful, the mother moose didn’t approach the fishermen to express her gratitude.
We can imagine what she’s thinking though.
Watch the heartwarming rescue below!
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Matthew Russell is a West Michigan native and with a background in journalism, data analysis, cartography and design thinking. He likes to learn new things and solve old problems whenever possible, and enjoys bicycling, going to the dog park, spending time with his daughter, and coffee.
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