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These Snowmobilers Rescued A Moose After It Got Itself Buried Neck-Deep In Snow

"You could tell he was frantically trying to get out of the hole that he had himself in."

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A group of snowmobilers in western Newfoundland sprung into action when they came across this moose that had managed to bury itself neck-deep in snow.

Jonathan Anstey, who runs a snowmobiling business, was guiding a small group of people through the fresh powder when they saw the moose's head peaking out from a huge snow drift. "You could tell he was frantically trying to get out of the hole that he had himself in," Anstey told CBC News.Although the big animal could "do quite some damage," Anstey and his group figured they could help it without endangering themselves, since its hind legs were apparently stuck.
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Jonathan Anstey, who runs a snowmobiling business, was guiding a small group of people through the fresh powder when they saw the moose's head peaking out from a huge snow drift.

"You could tell he was frantically trying to get out of the hole that he had himself in," Anstey told CBC News.

Although the big animal could "do quite some damage," Anstey and his group figured they could help it without endangering themselves, since its hind legs were apparently stuck.

They got out their shovels and started digging.

It took about 15 minutes, but they managed to create a path out for the big guy.
Jonathan Anstey / THE CANADIAN PRESS

It took about 15 minutes, but they managed to create a path out for the big guy.

"A little shovelling and some coaxing, he was on his way!" Anstey wrote on Facebook.

Facebook: jonathanwanstey

And so, this moose was once again loose.

Jonathan Anstey / THE CANADIAN PRESS

Ishmael N. Daro is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Toronto. PGP fingerprint: 5A1D 9099 3497 DA4B

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