Newspaper article The Canadian Press

B.C. Man Digs out Moose Trapped Upside Down in Roadside Snowbank

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

B.C. Man Digs out Moose Trapped Upside Down in Roadside Snowbank

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B.C. man rescues upside down moose stuck in snow

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VANDERHOOF, B.C. - A logging truck driver in British Columbia was taken by surprise when he saw four legs sticking out of the snow off the side of a road.

Wayne Rowley, 54, said he was driving down a forest service road near Vanderhoof last Thursday when what appeared to be a set of moose's legs in the snow caught his eye.

He pulled over to find a calf buried upside down in the snow and at first, Rowley said he thought it was dead.

"It lifted its head and looked and me and I thought, 'Oh, I guess I've got to dig you out of here,'" he said.

The region had just received a dump of about a metre of snow, Rowley said.

He grabbed a shovel and put a rope around the moose's neck to keep it still while he dug it out. …

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