Baby moose cause backup on Alaska highway

WATCH: Moose on the loose causes traffic backup on Alaska highway 

RELATED: Fun facts about moose 

The pair backed up traffic 50 cars deep and couldn’t make it over the median to get to their mother, who was already on the other side of the busy road, according to Alaska-based news outlet KTVA.

At least three people began chasing after and corralling the calf, which spooked it, causing it to dart around in jerky and panicky motions. 

RELATED: Md. deputy shoots groundhog blocking traffic 

The first person grabs its middle, then another its head, and all of a sudden, they're picking it up and heaving it over the median.

One worker for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game says while these people may have thought they were helping, they were likely making things worse. Not to mention, what they did is illegal.

If this happens to Alaska residents, the only thing they should do, the worker says, is call Fish and Game. 

While  no one was hurt, the representative hopes these people -- and everyone watching at home-- learned a lesson: Never, ever touch a moose.

Thank you for reading the Dayton Daily News and for supporting local journalism. Subscribers: log in for access to your daily ePaper and premium newsletters.

Thank you for supporting in-depth local journalism with your subscription to the Dayton Daily News. Get more news when you want it with email newsletters just for subscribers. Sign up here.