Editor’s note: An earlier version incorrectly said the snowmobilers spotted antlers in the snow. The moose had no antlers.
A group of snowmobilers pulled out their shovels to free a stuck moose after spotting its head poking out of freshly fallen snow in western Newfoundland.
Jonathan Anstey, who owns a snowmobile riding clinic, said he and about seven other riders set out on the trails near Deer Lake, N.L., on Saturday, when for the first time in two weeks, the terrain was blanketed in a thick layer powder.
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As they veered off the main road, the group spotted a moose neck-deep amid the white expanse, buried in what Anstey estimated to be six feet, or 1.8 metres, of snow.
“We knew the moose was stuck really good,” he said in an interview on Wednesday. “He tried several times to get himself out of the …
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