Animal friendships between different species are unique and uncommon, which only serves to increase their cuteness. This is especially true for the relationship between domesticated and wild animals. Like in Wallagrass, Maine, when a dog befriended a family and a newborn moose was abandoned.
A family awoke to the sounds of a young moose crying on the second Saturday in June. The newborn moose and the Lugdon family’s dog developed a connection, even though they had no idea it would happen.
The moose’s story gained popularity after Shannon Lugdon posted a large number of pictures and videos of them on her Facebook page.
The moose’s cries for aid, perhaps directed at its mother, were heard by Shannon and her family. Lugdon posted on Facebook that it happened early on a Saturday, at around five in the morning. But the family opted to wait until the infant walked close to a road later in the day.
To get advice on what to do, Shannon and her family called the local game wardens.
Two outstanding wardens, Adrian and Nick, arrived, and together with them, we helped Miss Maggie return to the creek in the shade, she wrote. She spent the day exploring the area near the brook and going back to where we believe her mother had abandoned her.
She said, “The wardens asked us not to get near her for 24 hours. Animals in the wild frequently leave their young to feed, drink, and rest.
Leo, the family’s dog, was eventually allowed outside by Shannon. Leo was very interested to see what was happening because it was Sunday. For everyone’s benefit, Leo and the newborn moose got along great and immediately became close friends. Shannon’s Facebook profile is filled with images and videos that showcase their wonderful interactions.
As the moose was “affectionate” and “begging for attention,” according to Lugdon, they gave it a milkshake made of grass, clover, and a little bit of milk.
She stated, “Moose can’t have lactose so I only added a little milk.” We switched her to full Lactaid after speaking with a nearby veterinarian.
The Lugdon family was quite appreciative that the two wardens returned to check on the moose on Sunday as well. In Northern Maine, Shannon told McClatchy, “our family promotes outdoor adventures through summer camps and guided hunts at Lugdon Lodge on Eagle Lake.”
A biologist arrived on Monday after the hectic weekend to inspect the wild animal. The moose, according to him, was just six days old and weighed 27 pounds. When everything was ready, the Lugdons gave the moose the name “Miss Maggie” and assisted her in traveling to the Maine Wildlife Park.
The young moose is about to lead a full and contented life, according to the Lugdons, who expressed their happiness that everything worked out.
As always, she remarked, “We are grateful for our outstanding wardens.”