The second they saw it, they stopped dead in their tracks. They were used to encountering wildlife every now and then, as it was pretty common in their town. But this time, things were different. This majestic beast could hurt them really bad if it felt threatened. But they were facing quite a dilemma, as the creature was visibly hurt. They’d have to approach it carefully. They couldn’t risk scaring him off. Suddenly, the moose moved. Now they were wondering what to do next.
Nature And Wildlife
Leif Gisslen was enjoying a pretty pleasant, yet chilly, winter morning that day. His neighbor, Pentti Valkama, had stepped out to do a morning walk around town the island of Vindö, located in the Stockholm Archipelago of Sweden, the place they called home. To say that it was surrounded by wildlife and nature is an understatement. While it’s common to see flocks of birds, deer, and hares running around, it's rare to run into other wildlife. But on that particular day, everything changed for Leif and Pentti, who were really unprepared for what they were about to witness.
A Moose In Distress
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As Leif and Pentti made their way towards a wooded area, they noticed there was a large animal hiding behind the trees. Once they got a closer look, they realized it was a moose. They cautiously started walking a bit slower, hoping this large creature would make a run for it as soon as it noticed them walking nearby. But the second they got near the moose, they realized something was wrong. The poor creature wasn't about to scoot anytime soon, as it was struggling hard.
It Was Trapped
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They two men remained calm as they approached the moose. The last thing they wanted was to disturb the creature. They kept at a safe distance, trying to figure out what was wrong. That's when they saw it: its antlers were stuck in the ropes of a pretty old swing. Proof that man-made elements can really mess with Mother Nature and the creatures that roam this earth. The poor moose must've been trying to munch on a few leaves when it got stuck. But despite Leif and Pentti's good intentions, their plan would prove to have dire consequences.