Homeowner destroys his own gate to free a young moose

It’s common for neighbours to take peek over the fence, but this man in Quesnel, British Columbia, got quite a surprise when he discovered a young moose with its front legs caught in between two planks of his wooden fence.

He wasted no time freeing the moose by any means necessary, which in this case means using a hatchet to carefully break off pieces until the animal is free.

The moose seemed unharmed, and spent a few moments gathering its wits before retreating. We’re left with an excellent close-up encounter video, and the owner with some repair work to do.