Skip to comments.Man finds moose calf, takes it to Tim Hortons
Posted on 05/21/2014 7:38:44 AM PDT by Squawk 8888
It's the kind of story as Canadian as maple syrup - a northern Ontario man found a baby moose on the side of the highway, picked it up and took it to Tim Hortons.
"She still had the umbilical cord and was still wet when I found her," Stephan Michel Desgroseillers told Shirley Erkila, who posted a video of her petting the calf outside the coffee shop near Sudbury, Ont., on Monday.
"The wolves would have got to her," Desgroseillers said.
In a posting on the radio station Q92 Rocks Facebook page, Desgroseillers said he was the one who picked up the small calf and took it to the Wild at Heart Animal Shelter, but not before having to keep it for the night.
On his own Facebook page, he said the moose calf was "the sweetest thing ever except for the crying."
The male calf is now being cared for by staff at the animal shelter.
Moose bites Tim Horton's sister.
Kin you cook this fer me?
Whoever heard of “veal moose”?
Why take a new born calf to a bakery?
The guy needed some coffee, hey.
Anyone know if newborn moose imprint on the first thing they see?
Mind yøu, (baby) møøse bytes can be nasti...
Who says you can’t get a half-caf at Tim’s?
This claim seems a bit far fetched to me. I raise horses (four new born foals this month already), cows, sheep and goats and have a fair bit of knowledge on how things need to progress so the baby is healthy and has a chance to survive.
First off it must have been raining. A newborn animal is usually cleaned by their mothers within the first hour of birth and the moms start cleaning it immediately. Next they need to stand so they can nurse, and even after standing it takes them sometime to find the tit and usually with a lot of encouragement and nudging by momma. This is the critical time, as the baby needs to get the life sustaining colostrum in the first few feedings, as that is the only time that the mother will produce it, without it they will die rather quickly in a day or two. We always have colostrum available which you can get it from any local dairy or buy it in dry powdered form to mix with warm water to feed to the bottle babies that are rejected from their mother or maybe they may be too mentally lazy to nurse which requires intervention to save their lives.
If this guy had to keep it overnight, fresh from birth with no colostrum it most likely would have died before he got it to the shelter, and even if it didn’t it chances of surviving would be no more than a day or two.
I lived near Sudbury until I was 18, and never saw a moose. This guy just finds one and takes it out for a double-double. There ain’t no justice.
So you think he killed the mother? or what?
I wasn’t thinking that at all, although since you brought it up that could have happened, or the mother was spooked off right at birth (less likely as they are pretty fierce defenders of their newborn even if they are domesticated animals), or the mother rejected the baby immediately at which point this guy just happened to drive by at the perfect time.
I got a new foal on Saturday morning and the mare will not let us get within 20 feet. Its not that she is charging us its more that as we get close she moves between us and the foal and moves it around to keep it away.
But you maybe on to something since it is the simplest solution to the problem as it was discovered and reported...
I get the same thing when my kids come to show me they found some newborn barn kittens. All I get from them is its always that they just found it when more likely they got into the nest and took them. They know they’re in big trouble because at that time its too late and the kitten will die from rejection.
In other news, wolves starving
What else could he do? The moose was too young to take into a bar.
In California he would be arrested on felony charges. But, then, Canada exists in the state of Reality.
A few years back (in November) I drove the Trans Canada Highway from Winnipeg to Sault Ste Marie and saw three or four of them.Big suckers...in the middle of nowhere...just standing there near the trees only a few yards from the highway.It was as if they were daring you to do something to them.But Americans aren't allowed to bring firearms into Canada so they had nothing to fear.
Oh,so *that’s* where Canadian bacon comes from!
I actually finally saw my first Northern Ontario moose just outside of Sudbury this January, when I was coming back to Ottawa after Christmas holidays.
The ironic thing is that we have a huge deer population here within the city limits, inside Ottawa's greenspace. So I lived up until university in the sticks and never saw anything bigger than a rabbit, and now that I live in the city, I can go to the mall and watch deer grazing just across the street by the side of the road. (Along with a lot of wild turkeys, and foxes, the occasional coyote, and if the rumours are true, once in awhile a wildcat of some kind.)
But Americans aren't allowed to bring firearms into Canada so they had nothing to fear.
Not from Americans, maybe. On the other hand, we know what they taste like. Hard luck for the moose.
I don’t see anything remotely strange about the story, but that probably means that I have been where I am too long. I have lived about three hours south-east of Sudbury for the past 14 years, and have probably seen over a dozen of them, although a solid majority of the sightings have been in Algonquin Park.
The closest I have been is probably about seven feet, after swerving into the other lane (my wife was probably about two or three feet away, and fortunately not awake enough to know what was going on).
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.