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WATCH: Abandoned baby moose, ‘begging for attention,’ befriends dog

/ 07:02 PM June 13, 2018

WALLAGRASS, Maine (AP) — A dog and a young moose have forged an unlikely friendship in Maine.

WMTW-TV reports Wallagrass resident Shannon Lugdon and her dog, Leo, spotted the week-old moose alone on Sunday. Wardens told Lugdon to not make contact with the young moose because its mother was probably close by eating.

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Lugdon says the next morning she let Leo out for a bathroom break. She says the dog and the abandoned moose quickly became friends.

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Posted by Shannon Lugdon on Thursday, June 7, 2018

She says the moose followed her and Leo around all day “begging for attention” and she named it Maggie.

So this happened! Miss Maggie Moose was heard calling for her Momma around 5am Saturday. Around 1pm, we intervened to…

Posted by Shannon Lugdon on Thursday, June 7, 2018

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Wardens and a biologist picked the 27-pound (12-kilogram) moose up and took it to the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray, about 300 miles (480 kilometers) south of where it was found. NVG

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