A helicopter pilot was flying over when he noticed a dark spot on the ice. Going down below, he realizes that he’s looking at moose that fell in the freezing water. The animal ever so lightly turned its head toward them. The female moose looked frozen and exhausted, as they estimated it was already in the water for a few hours.
An adult moose weighs about 600 pounds, and, standing on the fragile ice, it instantly collapsed. To keep her from dying, the pilot went to the helicopter pad for additional help, ropes, ties and belts.
They later returned to the scene. The pilot and his three passengers struggled to get the half a ton animal out of the water. The operation lasted about one and a half hours. Friends tried to warm up the moose, rubbing and stretching its limbs, and covering her with their jackets until she came to her senses. And then they released her into the forest, and tied a blue ribbon to identify her from the others.
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