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.
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.