Father and Son Rescue Moose Calf After ‘Couple of Days’ Stuck in Canadian Swamp

A father-son duo said they rescued a moose calf from a swamp in New Brunswick, Canada, on June 18, after it spent a “couple of days” trapped in the mud.

Footage shows Shawn Matheson and his father, Richard Matheson, towing the moose out of the muddy swamp. “She’s coming,” encourages Richard, “Keep her going.”

In another video, Shawn gives the calf a container of water to drink. “I think it’s dehydrated after a couple days in the water in the swamp,” Richard says. “He couldn’t reach the water, his little head was facing away from the water.” Credit: Shawn Matheson via Storyful