Moose stuck in avalanche freed by 3 Alaska snowmobilers

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Men saw ears, snout sticking up out of snow

The Associated Press Posted: Jan 03, 2015 11:23 AM CT Last Updated: Jan 03, 2015 12:06 PM CT

In this photo published in the Alaska Times Dispatch, Rob Uphus and Marty Mobley pose with a moose they found buried in an avalanche.

In this photo published in the Alaska Times Dispatch, Rob Uphus and Marty Mobley pose with a moose they found buried in an avalanche. (Avery Vucinich/Alaska Times Dispatch)

 

There's an extra moose alive in southcentral Alaska thanks to three snowmobilers who freed it from an avalanche.

Marty Mobley, Rob Uphus and Avery Vucinich, residents of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, on Sunday went riding on the west side of Hatcher Pass about 55 miles northeast of Anchorage, Alaska Dispatch News reported. With Alaska's unseasonably warm weather, they were wary of avalanches, Mobley said.

Read the rest of the story here:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/moose-stuck-in-avalanche-freed-by-3-alaska-snowmobilers-1.2888971

 

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