posted on May, 27 2019 @ 02:07 PM
This morning at 4 am our night crew up at the mine site noticed an animal in distress.
A moose had got through our border fence and got stuck in our tailings pond.
When dried tailings can be as hard as cement.
When wet its like quicksand.
This poor guy was up to his neck in tailings.
We called the MNR and were told to leave it or we would get a fine and Head office said it was to dangerous.
We quickly devised a plan and headed out into the pond to rescue the animal once there was enough day light
It took us about 2 hours total, but we did it.
I also got it all on drone video.
There's nothing as humbling in life as witnessing a wild animal allow you to clean it off after you rescue it.
We have 3 people staying with the moose as he gets his strength back and to lead him back out the way he came.
edit on 27-5-2019 by Macenroe82 because: (no reason given)