Young moose killed

Young moose killed after attacking woman who tried to ‘guide’ him away

A young moose was killed after injuring a Colorado woman who tried to “guide” him away from her yard in Breckenridge. As reported by CBS News, the moose had been hanging out in the woman’s Peak Seven neighborhood yard for most of the day before she decided to try and move him along.

The moose attacked the woman and caused serious injuries, including broken bones – because the moose displayed aggressive behavior, it was put down. The woman, who was not identified, was hospitalized for her injuries.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is investigating the incident. In a release, Lyle Sidener, CPW area wildlife manager, stated:

“Unfortunately, the victim felt too comfortable and got too close. Moose look like big friendly critters, but they are tolerant only to a point.”

(Stock image of a moose via Pixabay)

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2 replies
  1. Bunny Peters says:

    Common sense is not so common……. I think a call to Animal Control would have been better. If they couldn’t deal with a moose, they would certainly know who to call for proper assistance…… wild animals are unpredictable…… unless you absolutely know all about a particular species and it’s behavior patterns, best to leave dealing with “problem animals” to experts…..


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