Baby moose, dog become fast friends in Aroostook County

A Wallagrass family was surprised to find last week that their German Shepherd, Leo, became fast friends with a week-old moose.

Shannon Lugdon, whose family owns and operates Lugdon Lodge, an adventure camp on Eagle Lake, spotted a moose calf on her property the morning of Saturday, June 2. She quickly named the moose Maggie, then called wardens to ask them what to do.

“Two phenomenal wardens, Adrian and Nick, came over and we helped Miss Maggie back down to the brook in the shade. She spent the day wandering around by the brook and returning to the spot we think her momma had left her. The wardens asked us not to go near her for 24 hours, wild animals often leave their babies to eat, drink, and rest,” Lugdon wrote in a Facebook post on June 7.

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