Dr. Karen Sciascia came back from her Montana fishing trip with a whopper of a fishing tale: how she helped rescue a 25-pound moose calf that was being swept away.
Seems Sciascia, a gynecologist who hails from Red Hill, Pa., was on the Big Hole River in southwestern Montana recently when she and a guide spotted a cow moose with a calf trying to cross the river.
“We were watching this adult female struggling back and forth, and we didn't see a baby until we got close,” Sciascia told the Missoulian newspaper. “Mom kept pushing—the current was pretty swift. The mother bolted and took off across the river. She was trying to get across the main portion of the channel, and even she struggled.”