A group of men travelling on a Labrador Highway Wednesday evening spotted a young moose stuck in a river and stopped to help — even with mother moose watching nearby.
Theodore Davis says he and his friend Ronnie Hamel, as well as two other men, were on the way to Cartwright from Newfoundland, at a bridge near Southwest Feeder Pond around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, when they spotted a young moose stuck in the water.
The mother moose was nearby, Davis said, but the young moose seemed to be tangled in alders and unable to get out.
“With mother close by, we were hesitant at first … but decided to try and help [the] little guy out,” Davis said in a message.
Davis said Hamel reached down to grab the young moose and wrapped his arms around it, lifted it out and carried it to a clear spot.
The young moose appeared to be very tired and didn’t try to run, he said.
Davis said when the two left the area, the young moose appeared to be recovering from the ordeal.
“We left and he was biting at some leaves or something, so it looks like he was gonna be fine,” said Davis.