There is an old cliche that centers around the idea of finding a frozen caveman entirely intact and even possibly in an active position, as if he were frozen instantly during some task.
While that idea is often used in movies, television, and books, it rarely actually happens, if ever. However, one discovery recently took social media by storm, and it is just about as close to finding a frozen caveman as humanity is likely to ever experience.
The discovery was made in Anchorage, Alaska, by two friends who were exploring an area near the western coast of the state.Brad Webster was a science teacher who first captured the images of two moose that were frozen in a state of perpetual battle.
Webster was out with a friend who had recently moved to the area when they made the startling discovery. At first, the pair simply thought what they were seeing from a distance was a single moose.
However, when they got closer to investigate, they discovered the second moose.
Upon realizing there were two moose that were locked by their antlers, Webster deduced what must have happened.It was decided that the two moose had become stuck together during a battle over a female.
One of the moose had become injured during the battle, and once their antlers were stuck together, the survivor of the fight was left attached to a mass of dead weight that ultimately caused it to also succumb to the cold.
The two moose were eventually collected from the ice to be used for dog food and trap bait in the resource-scarce Alaskan wilderness. The heads were kept and will be mounted once the skulls have been bleached.