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Moose Rescued from Bridge

A moose found itself in a sticky position near Bathurst, New Brunswick. It had been crossing a snow-covered bridge made for ATVs when two of its legs slipped into the gap between the boards.

Philippe Doucet told Radio-Canada he happened to be driving by Tuesday to check his rabbit snares and hunt coyote.

Doucet said he was shocked to see the big moose stuck on the bridge in his path.

The animal seemed to have lost hope, he said. There were icicles under its legs, so it had been there quite a while.

Doucet called forest rangers and several of his friends to help the moose. They cut two boards from the bridge and pushed the moose’s legs up from beneath. The female moose took some time to recover the use of its legs, but eventually got up and walked away. The ATV federation will get word out to its members that spacing between the planks of a bridge should be small enough to prevent such accidents. See more pictures at Facebook. -via Arbroath

(Image credit: Club vtt chaleur)

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