70 Year Old Men Rᴇsᴄᴜᴇ Muddy Moose From Certain Dᴇᴀᴛʜ In Ontario Swamp
A majestic member of Canada’s animal kingdom is alive, well and likely quite dirty today thanks to the brave actions of two retired prospectors who risked their own lives to sᴀᴠᴇ a distressed moose. The incident took placed in Ontario, Canada on August 16 and only a few days after it was shared on Facebook, the heartwarming post has racked up 2,100 shares, 1,600 likes, and hundreds of comments.
Maurice Valliere and Pat Greba, both 70, made like superheroes and sprang to action upon learning that a full-grown male moose had been spotted deep in a mud pit, unable to move, in the wilds of Timmins, Ontario. “I was at home and I got a call from a buddy saying he’s in the bush taking soil samples and he’s found a moose 20 feet from the road,” Valliere said.
Before attempting the ʀᴇsᴄᴜᴇ, the men says they tried contacting the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry, but no one responded. “It was about three or four miles [about five to 6.4 km] from my home, so I thought it wouldn’t be much of a job to go over there and try and get him out,” Valliere said, adding that if he and his friend hadn’t helped the moose, it would have ᴘᴇʀɪsʜᴇᴅ.
The animal was ʙᴜʀɪᴇᴅ all the way to the head and he was ꜰɪɢʜᴛɪɴɢ just to keep his head out of the mud. Valliere and Greba found that the moose was actually larger than they had imagined. The deer is estimated to be about 6 feet tall or even more, which makes ʀᴇsᴄᴜᴇs more difficult.
They first tried lowering the tree branch so the animal could climb up, but the mud was so heavy that the elk couldn’t lift it. They were then forced to use an ATV to pull the moose up. They said it took them more than an hour just to clear the way in the bushes so an ATV could get in. However, it was still quite difficult to carry out the Rᴇsᴄᴜᴇ because all they could use to tie the rope was his head.
After a failed first attempt, the men decided to go through the bush again to another side of the mud pit about 30 feet away. Finally, after securing the cable car around the moose again, the effort helped the elk to be pulled out of the hole. The deer was probably ᴇxʜᴀᴜsᴛᴇᴅ , so he lay on his side on the ground, trying to catch his breath, then suddenly got up and ran away.
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