As he approached, he was suddenly hit with the realization that it was likely that the mother was nearby. He knew that when a baby animal is perceived to be in danger, the mother can act violently and inflict serious harm. He first looked around to check if the moose’s mother was in the vicinity but he ultimately realized that the young moose was by itself.
Assessing The Situation
Plucas was not familiar with moose, but it did not take a genius to figure out that the animal was very young. He estimated that the calf was around two weeks old or even less. The baby moose appeared to be in distress and from that alone, Plucas was able to speculate about the nature of the events.