After living in Anchorage, Alaska for the past 15 years, Andrew Koerner has seen his fair share of moose. Coming face-to-face with a trapped one, however, was not something he ever expected to happen!
Andrew and his friend Terry White were out snowmobiling in mid-February when they saw a moose trapped under the ice of a frozen creek. Knowing the animal would not survive if they didn’t intervene, Andrew and Terry started to dig. When others saw what they were doing, they quickly lent a hand. One stranger produced a sledgehammer, which was useful for breaking up the ice. Together they dug out an eight-foot hole so the exhausted animal could escape.
“You could just tell by his eyes that he was just so ready to get out of that hole,” Andrew recalled. “That’s when me and Terry looked at each other and were like, we’re not going to leave until this little guy is out of this hole.”
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