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A mama moose and her calf were attempting to cross the highway, but the exhausted calf was struggling to get over the guardrail. Separated from her calf, the moose was getting anxious — and traffic was piling up on the busy road.
Joe Tate was also stuck in his car on his way home from a fishing trip with his friends. He, too, watched the drama unfolding and decided to take action to reunite the family.
Bock couldn’t believe what she was seeing.
“After nearly 30 minutes of frantic pacing back and forth and the line of traffic growing more and more by the minute, a gentleman from the northbound lane of traffic came and gave the calf some assistance,” Bock said. “He waited for the right moment in time when the mom was on the other side of the highway. Traffic blocked her view as he quickly grabbed the calf and placed him over the guardrail with his mother.”
Joe Tate was also stuck in his car on his way home from a fishing trip with his friends. He, too, watched the drama unfolding and decided to save the moose.
A stressed moose can be very dangerous to humans, especially when they’re with their young. If a mother moose feels threatened, she may charge, stomp or kick to protect her babies — so it’s best to maintain a safe distance. While it is never a good idea to interfere with wildlife, this situation called for fast action.
Luckily, Tate and his friends had devised a plan to distract the mom by driving a trailer in front of her.