Logan Snyder might not consider himself to be a hero, but there is no better word to describe him.

 While out for a boat ride on a river near his home, the Wasilla, Alaska native spotted a furry brown mound cresting the water ahead of him. At first, Snyder thought it was just one of the many beavers living there, but he soon learned there was much more beneath the surface.

"As I got closer, it didn't dive, which is what a beaver always does. So I idled my boat and started looking at it, and I was like 'What the heck?'" Snyder told. "Every once in a while I could see an ear come up, and I thought 'That's a moose calf!'" The tiny animal, likely just a few days old, had somehow fallen into the narrow waterway and was struggling to stay afloat with only her nose breaching the surface. Along both sides of the river, the bank rose sharply, making it all but impossible for the moose calf to climb out.

About 200 feet away onshore, Snyder could see the calf's mother watching as he neared her baby. Given how protective moose parents are, he was wary that she might become aggressive if he tried to help — but that was a risk he was willing to take.

"I could tell this thing was just gasping for air, so I brought my boat next to her, grabbed her and scooped her up," said Snyder. "I set her on the bow of my boat, and she just lay there for a long time. She was shaking real bad and coughing up water." After several minutes passed, the moose calf stood up and approached Snyder, showing what could be described as a gesture of gratitude to the much larger stranger who had just saved her life.

"She was tiny. The whole moose was the same size as the five-gallon gas can I have in my boat. She probably only weighed 25 pounds," he said. "She walked over to me and started nuzzling me with her nose and I petted her a little bit."

Responses to "Man Saves Baby Moose From Drowning, Reunites Her With Mom "

  1. Anonymous says:

    Excellent man.. very caring and also brave

  2. Unknown says:

    Thank you Logan! you are a good human being...You will be blessed for your good deed!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Thank God for wonderful people like you ! Good Job Logan!

  4. Anonymous says:

    I love stories like these. Saving an animal is the greatest gift to God.

  5. Logan Snyder ... you are the best :)

  6. Unknown says:

    So happy every time I see a human go out of their way to save one of nature's children. Mother loves you.

  7. pilvikki says:

    that's a lovely story! thank you!

  8. Anonymous says:

    God bless you for being so kind !!!!! We need more people like you!!!! :)

  9. Fawzea says:

    Be Blessed friend <3

  10. Seskenite says:

    What a gopd guy!

  11. Unknown says:

    Good Job, young man.

  12. Unknown says:

    Thanks Logan,you gave the mother moose her baby back,such kindness from a human to a animal,should be rewarded,hope you receive a special kindness done to you xxxx

  13. Unknown says:

    Thank you Logan,you are a very special human being,bless you xxxx

  14. Unknown says:

    Thank you for your diligence and kindness.

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