We do our best to coexist with wildlife – but sometimes our roads and structures get in the way of animals getting where they need to go.
Sometimes these animals need a little human help. That was the case recently, when a man was spotted helping to lift a baby moose above a highway guardrail. The story happened this week in Anchorage, Alaska.
According to Andrea Bock, a mother moose was trying to get her calf across a highway, but the guardrail was too tall for the young moose to get over. The mom made it across the highway, but the calf was stuck, nervously pacing back and forth as cars passed by.
But then, Andrea spotted a man get out of his vehicle to help.
Luckily, nothing went wrong: he got the moose over the rail, and it rejoined its mom on the other side.
“It worked out for the best,” he said. “And it could have gone bad and I understand and know that. But it did go for the best, and it was worth the risk that I took.” KTUU reports that what Tate did is technically illegal, as it is a misdemeanor offense to handle wildlife in Alaska.
But Alaska Wildlife Troopers said they wouldn’t seek charges in a “good samaritan” case like this.
Thank you to this man for helping this moose calf reunite with its mom!