“I was driving and saw the moose calf with its leg caught in the fence,” Congo later wrote on Newsflare. He wasn’t the only person who noticed, either. “I pulled over, as did another driver,” he added. And it was the fellow bystander who would record the events that followed.
“I handed [the other driver] my phone,” Congo further explained, “and he got into… his truck and recorded the video.” And apparently, according to Congo, the calf had been trying to pass through a gap in the fence when its leg had snagged in the wire. As it turned out, though, there would be something – or, rather, someone – else to consider when attempting to free the young animal.
That’s because the calf’s mother was also standing close by, waiting for her flailing baby. “I knew the fence was not enough to protect me from the moose cow,” Congo later described. And as he didn’t want to risk mother moose’s anger, he therefore had to come up with a plan to distract her.