© By Othmar Vohringer
Patrick sent me an email about a baby moose that has been rescued by a hunter.
The man found the distressed moose calf in a creek. He helped the poor creature out and then proceeded to find its mama. The hunter took the calf to a place where he suspected the mother to be and left. Eventually the baby moose stumbled right back into the creek and had to be rescued again. After this second rescue the calf wouldn’t leave the side of the hunter and consequently followed him home.
Living only in a small cabin he had no room to accommodate a four-legged guest that obviously would grow much larger in a relatively short time. The next day the hunter took the orphaned moose calf to a woman who has specialized in looking after abandoned wildlife. The calf is doing fine sharing a large pen with a rescued mule deer fawn.
Unfortunately I could not find out where this happened or the name of the hunter who rescued the moose. It is moments like this that make me proud to be a hunter and belonging to a community that cares about wildlife. This is a far cry from the bloodthirsty uncaring behavior with which hunters are often portrayed in public. To that end I leave you here with a few photos to enjoy.
Tags: Moose Rescue, Wildlife Conservation, Hunter Helps Baby Moose, News