Animals: Seagoing Moose

Amid pounding, wind-lashed combers two miles off the coast of Nova Scotia one day last week, the crew of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police cruiser Scatarie peered into the offing with amazement at what they saw—a big bull moose swimming out to sea. Spume drenched his antlers, waves submerged his muzzle as he swam, obviously in distress, into the wind.

Over the side to the rescue swung a boat crew. They got a line around the beast and hoisted him to the Scatarie's deck, sprawling and bedraggled. His pulse was faint and he...

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