Law enforcement officers are sometimes called to handle situations that aren’t defined in their job description. Case in point- this police officer in Fairbanks, Alaska removed a bag from the head of a young moose.
Why? Because… well… Alaska.
Removing a bag from the head of a young moose that keeps ramming into a home is just another day on the job for a police officer in Alaska. It’s ain’t no thang. In all seriousness, good on this officer for saving this young moose from that pesky bag. On another note. Don’t litter. Please? Thanks.
Alaska State Troopers: “Earlier this week Alaska State Troopers in Fairbanks received a call that a young moose had a bag stuck on its head, was repeatedly running into a house, and becoming increasingly agitated. Momma moose was also nearby making the situation precarious for anyone wanting to help. A couple Troopers responded and were able to safely remove the bag and sent the moose on their merry way.
While the situation may appear to be comical, moose can weigh up to 1,500 pounds and attacks can quickly become fatal. Just as the caller did this week, if you ever see a big game animal in distress call your local law enforcement agency, the Alaska Wildlife Troopers, or the Alaska Department of Fish and Game – Official for assistance.”