Maine moose safe after falling into Moose Pond

Posted March 22, 2010, at 10:24 a.m.

BRIDGTON, Maine — Game wardens in Maine say a moose is back in the woods thanks to some human help it got after it broke through the ice on Moose Pond in the town of Bridgton.

Wardens say the bull moose was spotted about 1,000 feet from shore on Sunday after it had broken through the ice.

WCSH-TV says the moose tried to break the ice as it swam toward shore, but was getting tired by the time wardens arrived with an air boat.

Wardens were able to put a rope around the neck of the moose and break it a path through the ice to shore.

After reaching shore, the moose ran off into the woods.

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