B.C. man says he doesn’t regret saving a moose calf off the side of a highway despite losing his job
A B.C. man says he has no regrets about rescuing a baby moose calf off the side of a B.C. highway, even if it cost him his job.
Mark Skage says he was fired from AFD Petroleum Inc., an Edmonton-headquartered supplier of fuel, lubricants and bulk tanks, for breaking the company’s wildlife protocols after he encountered “a few day old baby cow calf moose” while driving his work truck north of Fort Nelson earlier this month.
In a Facebook post, Skage says he observed the moose and a nearby black bear that was stalking the animal and “just waiting.”
Normally he says he wouldn’t intervene, but with no mother in sight, and after the moose had a few near misses with oncoming traffic, he decided to take action.
“I made a decision at the time after she kept trying to climb into the work truck that I couldn’t just leave her there,” he wrote.