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'Only in Canada': Man finds newborn moose, brings it to Tim Hortons

Canadian Best: Man Saves Baby Moose and Takes It to Tim Hortons

Outside of Tim Hortons in Canada, Shirley Erkila and other patrons got the "thrill of a lifetime." (And here they thought they'd just be getting a cup of coffee!)


In the parking lot, Shirley met a man who had rescued a baby moose from nearly getting killed on the highway. "Everyone immediately came out of the coffee shop and began petting the creature and standing there in awe. The baby moose was barely a day old," Shirley writes.



The man who found the baby moose saw it wandering in Dowling, Ontario. The mother was not in sight, and the animal kept trying to go into traffic. Shirley explains that "the man tried to guide him back to the bush so it wouldn't get hit by a vehicle, but with no success. It is believed the mother may have died."

"He stopped at Tim Horton's [sic] so others could experience this thrill and then took him to a wild life shelter where he is now being taken care of," Shirley continued. "Only in Canada at Tim Horton's [sic]. Moose and coffee at Tim Horton's [sic] will now be the new best Canadian Experience in Northern Ontario."

CTV news reports that the little moose is a male, and was in fact just a day old when he was found. The 25-lb creature is safely at the Wild at Heart Animal Refuge Centre in Lively, Ontario.

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dianecloninger May 22 2014 at 2:05 PM

thank god for people like the young man that saved this baby moose and taking him to the wild life shelter. good luck baby moose. god bless

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palm2008 May 22 2014 at 2:43 PM

What better place to take a baby moose than to Tim Hortons. Good luck to the baby and a big thanks to the gentleman who found him. Enjoy your coffee.

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Mimi May 22 2014 at 5:03 PM

So thankful that this man stopped to save this sweet little baby! I believe it's unusual for a baby to wander so far away from its mother, so it does seem like something maybe happened to her. To all the posters that made snarky comments about how this man should have left this baby alone, I'm glad you weren't the ones who found it.

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vrf19977 May 22 2014 at 4:02 PM

Poor little thing! So glad he was rescued and now is in capable hands.

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normadadecity May 22 2014 at 3:31 PM

Good for you citizen's of Ontario, I was born in Toronto and it never ceases to amaze
me how Canadians are so much more caring of animals than other countries.
We have too many citizens in the USA that do such horrible things to dog and cats
Terrible!

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dentiom03 May 22 2014 at 2:18 PM

another reason why I love Canada and Tim Horton's has great coffee too.

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David S. May 22 2014 at 3:17 PM

Pffft......only in Canda is right. He stopped at a restaurant just to let others see it? Strange...

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ChingOW Mango David S. May 22 2014 at 7:23 PM

Hey not a fan of C but the man was on his way to get coffee when he saw the baby moose - he has a right to stop and get coffee on his way to the wildlife facility with the baby moose!

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johnsbcde May 22 2014 at 2:42 PM

what a moron. does he know that the mother was killed or abandoned the baby? he should be put in jail, if not.

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hattie54 May 22 2014 at 4:42 PM

He's stinkin cute!!!! Something terrible probably happened to the Mama.:( I hope wildlife folks go try to find it in that area too.I saw my first baby Moose a year ago in the country outside of Oslo,Norway.What a treat that was.The little guy was with his Mama off a country road munching on leaves on a bush.

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alfredschrader May 22 2014 at 3:14 PM

My fav is Rocky and Bullwinkle Moose and of course the Fractured Fairy Tales (Click on Upsidaisium - Youtube)

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