Lost Baby Moose Finds Soldier In Forest And Asks Him For Help



One soldier was asked to help a furry citizen in need while participating in military drills in Estonian woodlands. It was a true life-or-death emergency.

Erich Jyri Prikko recently served with a unit at a location close to Lake Vrtsjärv as a conscript in the Estonian defense force. Last week, Prikko made the decision to go into the woods in search of what he called a “alternative restroom” there. But then a new kind of call of nature overcame him.
Prikko told The Dodo, “I heard some weird voices that reminded me of a cat or a young baby.” “I saw a lovely animal of some sort approaching toward me. He initially resembled me of a dog, but I soon realized it was a little young moose attempting to communicate with me.
The moose calf was by himself in the area. Prikko made the decision to sit down in the hopes that the young moose would return to his mother, wherever she may be, since he didn’t want to add to the animal’s anguish. Instead, though, this occurred.

He approached me carefully, Prikko reported. He was first extremely shy, but he eventually approached fairly near to me after deciding that I appeared to be trustworthy.

Prikko was shocked, but the moose calf continued and went even deeper.

Prikko remarked, “He even attempted to detect something beneath my armpit. He may have assumed I have mammary glands.

It seems that the young moose had soon started to view the soldier as his mother.

Naturally, Prikko was unable to grant the request, but even so, the starving calf appeared to feel better just being in his peaceful company. Prikko made the decision to assist in another way at that point.

Prikko added, “I phoned our veterinarian clinic and told them what occurred. “I wanted to ask what should I do since I wanted to do more for the little calf.”
Prikko was instructed to take care of the matter while returning the calf to his original location. A veterinarian was sent to the location with a bottle of milk to feed the young moose just in case his mother didn’t show up in response to Prikko’s complaint.
Although leaving the calf there by itself was unpleasant, it was a wise decision.


In case the calf’s mother was scared away, Prikko and his squad tried their best not to disrupt the environment. And sure enough, when Prikko awakened in the middle of the night to a moose call, the baby was gone.
We found extremely recent large moose tracks, which suggested that the mother had saved the young calf, according to Prikko.
Evidently, everything had been put right.

In this instance, Prikko successfully carried out his responsibility as a soldier, which is to defend animals as well.

“I wanted the calf’s mother to locate him, so when we learned that they had actually found one another, I was quite happy.”
A work well done, undoubtedly.

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