Nfld. & Labrador

Moose freed from coyote snare by Newfoundland hunter

A young moose found itself face-to-face with a hunter this week in St. Anthony on Newfoundland's Northern Peninsula, but it wasn't for the reason you're thinking.

Wire cutters used to free trapped animal

GoPro video: St. Anthony hunter releases moose trapped in snare

7 years ago
Duration 1:09
Kirby Reardon captured the rescue of a young moose on his GoPro camera in St. Anthony

A young moose found itself face-to-face with a hunter this week in St. Anthony on Newfoundland's Great Northern Peninsula, but it wasn't for the reason you're thinking.

Hunter Kirby Reardon said he and his friend were moose hunting this week when they heard a thrashing sound coming from the woods. 

As Reardon walked down a trail, he noticed what the source of the noise was.

"It was this year's calf that was caught by the front hoof in a coyote snare," he told CBC News in an email Friday.

Reardon said his friend had brought along wire cutters, which were used to cut the snare off. 

He said the young animal appeared frightened.

Reardon recognizes the irony of it all, adding the moose "seemed no worse for wear."

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