Rescued Moose comes back FB

We often come home to find things on our front porch. Usually, they’re just packages that were left there because no-one was around to sign for them. However, sometimes we come across things that are a little bigger than an Amazon delivery. Say, a wild animal for instance. When Lithuanian farmer Erikas Plucas came home one day in 2015, he was not expecting to find a young moose waiting for him outside his house. It might not have been uncommon to see the animal in the local area, but it was certainly unusual for one to be right there on his own property. However, the animal was not there exploring Plucas’ farm, but rather it was in need of help. With a big heart and a love for animals, the Lithuanian did what any kind soul would do and found a way to get the calf some help. He was only doing it because he felt it was right – he expected nothing in return. However, he was in for a big surprise some months later when his farm had another animal visitor. Or rather, the same one.

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Moose aren’t usually the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about animals that just show up on your doorstep like this. Dogs or cats – sure. Moose, however, are wild animals, and they’re not always considered the safest to associate with. Although they aren’t necessarily naturally aggressive, they are more than capable of causing people great harm, if not death. A healthy moose can weigh around 1200 lbs and can reach speeds of up to 30mph. That’s not something that you want charging at you when you’re minding your own business.


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Moose have the possibility of being volatile most times of the year, either because they’re protective of their young, it’s breeding season, or the weather has made finding food difficult. For that reason, it’s always advised to steer clear of the animals and give them their space. You can still admire them from afar, because they’re beautiful creatures, but it’s always better to be safe than sorry. That is unless the animal shows up on your front porch looking for help.

We’re sure that Plucas might have reconsidered his actions if the calf’s mother had been in the area and in protective mode. As it was though, we can’t blame the man for taking things into his own hands and finding a way to get the animal back to full health. With the calf being so young, he was pretty safe from serious harm should it have gotten aggressive. Besides, his good deed earned him a reward that money can’t buy. If you’ve ever wondered how a moose says thank you, look no further than this.

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