A Compassionate Couple Saves a Stranded Moose Who Fell Through the Ice on a Frozen Lake

On a cold winter’s day in Sweden, Viktor Johannessen and a friend were walking along a frozen lakeside when they came upon a stranded moose who fell through the ice and was desperately trying to find enough footing to escape. The two compassionate humans acted quickly to save the moose from drowning, chopping through the ice with hatchets in order to create an easy pathway for the exhausted animal get onto dry land.

(Translated) This morning, we saw a moose making several unsuccessful attempts to get itself up. It could not to break the ice and get onto land on its own, so we had to chop up a gutter.

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails. Lori can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.