Krista Miranda

By Krista Miranda

LifeBuzz Staff

Rescued Moose Returns To Show Her Love To The Man Who Saved Her.

He Couldn't Let It Happen

He Couldn't Let It Happen

Emma The Moose / Facebook

"Since here in Lithuania, we do not have a special institution who would take care of wild orphan animals, they called local hunters and asked if they can take her," explained Erikas about meeting with Animal Services. He knew that the hunters would just kill the moose, so he asked Animal Services if it was alright if he just kept her. Surprisingly, they said yes!

A Loyal Friend

A Loyal Friend

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Erikas began calling the moose Emma. Erikas remembers the first few weeks being a bit challenging. Every four hours the moose needed to eat and he couldn't leave her alone for long periods of time. Every time Erikas went into the house, the moose would cry. So he began sleeping next to her, in the barn or out in the open, in order for her to feel safer. As the moose started to feel better, the more she trusted Erikas.

Time For Moose Lessons

Time For Moose Lessons

Emma The Moose / Facebook

Emma was growing every day, but she wasn't afraid of Erikas anymore. It was time for Emma to be reintroduced to her home, the forest. Emma didn't really want to go at first, but she followed Erikas wherever he went. Erikas tried to show Emma what was safe and dangerous, and he helped her look for food. His wished that Emma could learn to do it all on her own. Emma started making progress.

On Her Own

On Her Own

Emma The Moose / Facebook

The more Emma grew, the more comfortable she became in the forest. It wasn't long before she began going into the forest alone. Erikas felt like he was a parent having to send their child into the world, but he knew Emma belonged into the wild. "I remember those first nights that she didn't come home," he said. "Oh, I barely slept.” But he knew she needed to go.

Spread Your Wings

Spread Your Wings

Emma The Moose / Facebook

Now that Emma is all grown up, she permanently lives in the forest. But don't you dare think that she stopped loving the man who saved her life! Every day, she heads to the farm to spend a few hours with Erikas. Sometimes they get to swim together, and he always has treats for Emma. Erikas and Emma's bond is special, and you can see that in the way she treats him.

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