A moose was quite literally treading on thin ice Saturday morning when Canadian firefighters arrived on the scene.
New Brunswick firefighters were responding to a call about a moose that had fallen into the freezing water and was unable to get out.
Half a dozen men from the Shediac Fire Department arrived on the scene and saw the moose struggling in the half-frozen body of water where temperatures were below freezing.
The Fire Department posted the rescue on their Facebook page, where it shows emergency responders waist-deep in the partially frozen river trying to get to the moose.
They broke the ice with axes and opened a passage that led the moose to the bank.
Shediac RCMP and the Department of Natural Resources assisted with the operation, which took about an hour.
Police also asked onlookers to stay back to avoid scaring the moose and putting everyone, including the animal, at risk.
While the video does not show the moose leaving, the fire department confirmed on their Facebook that the moose was led to shore, and it climbed the bank and left the area.