What is more Canadian than saving a baby moose and taking it to Tim Hortons?
Not much, according to a Northern Ontario man who found the newborn animal next to a highway in Greater Sudbury.
CTV News reports that Stephane Desgroseillers initially tried to direct the animal back into the woods, but found little success.
“The little calf kept coming back out on the road and wanting to go into the traffic,” he said.
That’s when Desgroseillers decided to take the moose to a local animal shelter. When he arrived, he found the shelter was closed until morning, so he took the animal home for the night.
The next day he stopped for coffee at Tim Hortons before taking the animal to the Wild at Heart Animal Refuge Centre.
“I basically felt blessed to be in a position to have crossed a path with that little animal. I felt I need to share that with other people,” he said.
An online video of the baby moose shows Desgroseillers surrounded by curious onlookers who pet the animal, which seems to return the affection.
The 25-pound moose is still at the animal refuge centre. Staff have determined it’s a male, and was only one day old when found.