Military exercises soldiers go through must be tiring. But for an Estonian soldier named Erich Hyri Prikko one such exercise turned into an experience he will never forget.
Prikko and the rest of the soldiers were located near Lake Võrtsjärv, in the southern part of the country, when Prikko felt the urge to “answer the call of nature” not having idea the nature will call him instead.
As he was walking in the woods, Prikko heard strange sounds that resembled cat’s meowing or baby cries, but as he knew neither was likely to be found in that remote place, he was aware it was another animal in question that was making that noise.
When the creature finally emerged from behind the trees, Prikko mistook it for a dog, but as he recalls, he pretty quickly realized it was a small baby moose trying to tell him something.
The baby moose was unsure whether it could trust Prikko, but soon decided to get closer to him as it was both hesitant and curious at the same time.
It was obvious the lovely creature was hungry and was trying to ask Prikko for some food. Sadly, he didn’t have any, but knew just what to do in order to help. Once he looked around and didn’t see the mother anywhere near, Prikko called a vet’s office. Hearing of the unusual encounter, they appeared at the scene carrying a big bottle of milk.
As the day went by, Prikko and the rest of the soldiers knew they had to leave the baby moose and head home. They were aware that the sweet animal’s mother was near by and was waiting for them to leave so that she could reunite with her baby. And they were right.
“We noticed very fresh big moose footprints that indicated that the small calf had been rescued by his mother,” Rikko said after they returned to the scene the following day.
It’s so great this baby put its fear behind and approached Prikko, otherwise we wouldn’t be able to witness one of the most incredible encounters between a human and a moose. Adorable indeed.
Below is a short clip Prikko shared on his Facebook page, so make sure you check it out.