Shannon Lugdon, way up in Wallagrass Maine, heard the cries of a baby moose calling her mom. Then had the experience of a life time...

 

 

Shannon writes on her Facebook page:

So this happened! Miss Maggie Moose was heard calling for her Momma around 5am Saturday. Around 1pm, we intervened to keep her from wandering into route 11. Two phenomenal wardens - Adrian and Nick - came over and we helped Miss Maggie back down to the brook in the shade. She spent the day wandering around by the brook and returning to the spot we think her Momma had left her. The wardens asked us not to go near her for 24 hours, wild animals often leave their babies to eat, drink and rest. "Abandoned" moose are rarely actually abandoned. Sunday morning I went out to check on her and didn't see her. I let Leo out to do his business and he walked right over and Miss Maggie and Leo became fast friends! I fed her then. A grass, clover, water milkshake!Moose can't have lactose so I only added a small amount of milk. After talking to a local vet, we switched her to whole Lactaid. She followed us around all day begging for attention. You can't imagine how affectionate she was. Warden Adrian came and checked on her Sunday and he and Warden Gary arranged for a biologist to come pick her up Monday afternoon. The biologist, Amanda came and got her Monday and {edited} arranged for Alicia to deliver her Tuesday to Maine Wildlife Park in Gray. She was 27lbs and they estimate 6 days old. Abby took wonderful care of her and we are, as always, grateful for our amazing wardens!

 

The pictures are simply amazing...but my favorite is the video of their German Shepard dog, Leo, and the baby moose.

Only in Maine could you actually have a baby moose sleep in your lap...

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