Moose Stumbles into Well

Photo and Story by Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage

Alaska is full of animal stories.  Hollywood is soon to begin filming the saga of the three grey whales that were trapped under the ice in Barrow two decades ago.   A back yard animal rescue drama this week in Anchorage may never get star-studded treatment, although a young calf moose in trouble got a reprieve, thanks to fast work by state Fish and Game biologists and quick thinking neighbors.

State Fish and Game biologist Rick Sinnot (left) and neighbor Billy  Brownfield (center ) and Fish and Game’s Jessie Coltrane (behind willow)  dig to let the moose go free.

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