Moose calf forms unlikely friendship with German shepherd

Abandoned moose calf forms unlikely bond with family’s German shepherd

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A moose calf, apparently abandoned, formed an unlikely bond with a Maine family’s German shepherd. According to multiple sources, the calf showed up at a family’s home in Wallagrass last week – her mom was nowhere to be found.

Unlikely friendship forms

After seeing the calf on her property, Shannon Lugdon reached out to game wardens, who advised her family to leave the calf alone in case her mom was nearby. The next morning, when the calf wasn’t spotted, Ludgon’s German shepherd, Leo, was let outside. The moose calf, dubbed Maggie by the family, was quickly located by Leo, who wanted to be friends.

Leo’s owner recounted what happened in a public Facebook post:

“I let Leo out to do his business and he walked right over and Miss Maggie and Leo became fast friends! I fed her then.  You can’t imagine how affectionate she was.”

Abandoned moose calf

The moose calf is getting help

Maggie the moose calf seemed to be searching for her mom, but the mother never showed up. The calf, estimated to be just six days old, was picked up by a biologist on Monday afternoon and she was delivered to Maine Wildlife Park in Gray.

(Screenshots via Facebook and WGME News)

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4 replies
  1. Adrienne says:

    They tried to help this calf find it’s mom but it didn’t happen. Glad the Maine Wildlife Park has her. She looks so happy to be cared for.

  2. pennysdachshunds says:

    I am SO Glad the game wardens got her to a wildlife habitat or She would have died or torn to shreds by wild animals… I know it is the law of the wild BUT how many times is the LAW Fked UP????/


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