Chris Fisher was in the right place at the right time and just happened to be the right guy.
The wildlife biologist was travelling through central Alberta, near Rimbey, when he spotted a distressed-looking mother moose along the side of the road. That’s when he also saw a calf tangled nearby in a barbed wire fence.
Fisher pulled over, grabbed a pair of wire cutters from his car and slowly approached the trapped baby moose, while keeping one eye on the moose cow.
She stayed pretty close.
He snipped a wire, and told the animal, “You should go, go, go, go.”
Then he snipped a second wire, again saying, “Okay, go, go, go” as the mother looked on.
“With the mother approaching, I stopped recording but I can assure everyone that all ended happily on this Mother’s Day!” the posted on Twitter over the weekend.
Today I was able to free this moose calf that was caught in a fence. With the mother approaching, I stopped recording but I can assure everyone that all ended happily on this Mother’s Day! pic.twitter.com/h1bI2WHaUp
— Chris Fisher (@FisherSpeaks) May 12, 2019
Most applauded Fisher for doing the right thing to save the baby moose.
But a few criticized him for cutting the fence.
I did feel bad about cutting the barbed wire fence, but there were no cows on the other side and I was able to leave the two middle intact. @Leatherman came in handy once again – this time saving a young moose.
— Chris Fisher (@FisherSpeaks) May 13, 2019
Photo Chris Fisher/Twitter