Snowmobilers Rescue Moose
Published on Saturday, January 3, 2015 in In The News, News & Updates
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Three snowmobilers rescue a moose on December 28 after an avalanche on an Alaska mountain buried it alive.

The Alaska Dispatch News reports that three Matanuska-Susitna Borough residents spotted the animal’s snout sticking out of the snow and used shovels to free the moose.

The Alaska Dispatch News said that Marty Mobley, Rob Uphus and Avery Vunichich were sledding northeast of Anchorage near a hillside that was marked with ski and moose tracks. Upon returning an hour later an avalanche had covered all the tracks.

“It looked like a guy’s arm at first because we were expecting to see a skier,” Marty Mobley, one of the men at the scene, told Alaska Dispatch News. “But it was moaning and groaning and moving and we realized it was a moose, even though only his ears and some of its snout was sticking out of the snow.”

In a few minutes the snowmobilers dug the gigantic moose out of the deep snow. Once freed, the lucky moose took off.

Photo credit: Avery Vunichich

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