Elk NetworkMoose Rescued after Getting Stuck in Bridge

General | February 19, 2020

Below is a Facebook post from the British Columbia Conservation Officer Service (BCCOS) in western Canada. It happened near Okanagan Lake about 215 miles east of Vancouver.

It was a happy ending for this young cow moose, which found itself stuck in a precarious position. The BCCOS helped rescue the animal after its hind legs slid through the rungs of a bridge near Peachland. The moose had been stuck for hours and did not have enough strength to pull itself out. Conservation officers tranquilized the moose, and with the help of Good Samaritans from Sunnyslope Landscape, used a bobcat loader and slings to lift the moose to safety. The moose was successfully released back into the wild.

(Photo source: Conservation Officer Service)