Wildlife officials rescued a moose from a cable snare and took the opportunity to tag it for further study.
Armed with a pair of bolt cutters and some moxey, wildlife officers in Quebec were able to cut free a cow moose that was caught in a snare meant for wolves.
It’s a little hard to tell, but the moose just seems groggy from the experience, rather than a tranquilizer.
Here’s the rescue:
My French is pretty rusty, but it seems the cow was caught in a snare used by poachers to catch wolves.
Whatever the case, those wildlife officers deserve a medal and a hot cup of Joe! It seems like an obvious addition to go ahead and add the ear tag for safe keeping.
Cheers to the hardworking conservation officers everywhere!