This is the endearing scene in which a kind guy rushes in to save a helpless baby moose from being separated from its mother. In Anchorage, Alaska, a little animal became caught over a railing. Fortunately, a kind person stepped in and rescued the day!
Earlier this week, Joe Tate was getting back home from a fishing trip in Alaska when a traffic jam stopped him on the highway. But only after a few minutes, the man realized the reason behind it. A moose mom and her little baby wanted to cross a highway, but the guardrail proved to be an impossible challenge for the tiny moose. Even the mother managed to made it the other side, her baby got stuck as the guardrail was way to tall for it.
Joe made the decision to intervene and assist the young moose after waiting for about 30 minutes in the absence of any improvements. He then exited his car, leaped over the railing, and picked up the bewildered young moose, holding it in his arms while he helped it find its anxious mother, who was eagerly waiting on the opposite side of the highway.
It was tired.It was very very young, maybe a week and a half old,” Joe shared with the KTUU. “I mean in the time that could have took, something else could have happened. Nowhere near expertise, but I had some knowledge of what to do and what not to do, and handled it the best it could be done.”
Although this time no one was harmed, wildlife officials warm that encounters with wild animals could be extremely dangerous, for both the animals or the people willing to help them. However, Joe who worked in the army for over 15 years, said that it would had been too much for the tiny moose if it wasn’t him to save it. And the wildlife officials confirmed it.
“It worked out this time, but we always encourage people to call the professionals,” Alaska Fish and Game biologist Dave Battle told KTUU.
One of the drivers managed to get a picture of the touching rescue. Following her observation of the stunning scene, Andrea Bock posted a few of her photos on Facebook. Thousands of people expressed their thanks to this genuine hero as the post went viral right away.