April 11 (UPI) -- Volunteer firefighters in Minnesota said they used some "mooseology" to rescue a moose that fell through the ice of a frozen lake.
The Gunflint Trail Volunteer Fire Department posted a series of photos to Facebook from the Monday morning rescue.
The department said the young female moose fell through the ice about 100 yards from the shore of Hungry Jack Lake, located in East Cook, near the Canadian border.
"After pulling it out of the hole It took some 'mooseology' to coax it away from the hole and thin ice and back to shore," the Facebook post said.
"We had to try a few different angles," rescuer Dave Seaton told WCCO-TV. "It took a while, a little encouragement, before she caught her breath and as able to walk herself to shore."
Seaton said moose don't normally venture out onto the lake this late in the winter. He said the moose was likely chased onto the ice by wolves.