A doctor who had gone fishing in Montana was in the right place at the right time to save a life. But it wasn’t just any patient she saved – it was the life of a baby moose. According to The Huffington Post the moos was trying to cross a river with its mother, but the current was too swift.
When the calf stepped off the gravel bar into the water to follow its mother, it was swept downstream.
“It was small, and the river was swift,” Sciascia said. “We lost sight of the baby. It was hurtling downstream and was being pushed by the river. It was too small to ever fight the current.”
Sciascia and guide Seth McLean with Four Rivers Fishing Co. in Twin Bridges followed downriver, finally spotting the tiny moose’s nose just above the water.
“We got up alongside it, and I just grabbed the little bugger. I scooped it up from the river under its front legs,” Sciascia said.
The baby was delivered to the other side of the river and its cries brought the Momma moose back to its side. A happy ending.