Video: Baby moose freed after getting front hooves stuck in a gate in Quesnel, B.C.

A homeowner got the shock of a lifetime when he learned there was a baby moose trapped in his fence gate. The poor creature didn't clear the jump, and it was up to these kind men to save him!

While moose are a common sight in northern B.C., they don’t usually make house calls.

Last month, a baby moose was trying to jump a residential fence in Quesnel when its front legs got stuck in the wooden slats.

A group of residents jumped into action when they heard the moose struggling and went outside with an ax to free the animal.

“You get around the corner to see two hooves sticking out of the fence… and on the other side, the longest, distressed little face, with the biggest brown eyes ever seen,” Parkin said in the video description.

The men were able to free the moose, who was stuck for about 20 minutes in total. After pausing briefly as if to thank its rescuers, the moose ran down the road to freedom.


Responses to "Dramatic Rescue of a Baby Moose Caught in a Fence "

  1. Anonymous says:

    He was regrouping from being caught in the fence. You could tell by his breathing while he was standing there. They are something to watch this one isn't all that old. Mom said bye so she having next one. I had 12 plus in my yard when I lived in AK. It was great to watch them grow up. This was nice to see thanks

  2. Anonymous says:

    Thanks, to all of you for responding to this yearling, Moose. Moose are becoming fewer and no understanding of why. You are Hero's in my opinion. He looked out of breath and finally got it together, the moose took off. We need to do what you did and watch out for Creatures, great and small. Again, I thank you.

  3. B Filip says:

    That was amazing for the men to help that poor baby moose. He is so cute. Just took him a few minutes to get his berrings after he was freed. Thank you for sharing this & saving him.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Gentle men. Class acts. :))))

  5. dynah says:

    Poor little thing was probably numb & stiff as heck, and that was a good thing, especially when one leg was freed and the other still stuck. Good job guys!!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Very nice guy's!!!

  7. Good guys! Glad the moose is ok.

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