VIDEO: Moose Attacks Dogsledding Couple In Alaska: “Sh*t Happens… Wildlife Is Unpredictable”

Alaska Moose

Them Alaskan moose ain’t having it this time of year.

Towards the end of winter, when food is scare and tempers are flaring, moose are much more prone to violent interactions with people and other animals.

We just saw a moose attack a sled-dog crew that training for their first Iditarod outside of Fairbanks, Alaska. Despite emptying his handgun into the bull, it was able to stop and severely injure a number of the pups.

And now, according to Outdoor Life, there was another.

A video has surfaced on Facebook of a couple from Oklahoma who took a trip to Alaska to go dogsledding. Go dogsledding they said… it’ll be fun they said…

However, things quickly took a turn for the worse, as a massive cow moose that had been holding its ground on the trail, protecting her calves, charged the group. In the video, you can see the moose trample a few of the dogs, and even knocks over the woman as it makes its way up the trail.

The woman shared her account of what happened

“So, here’s what happened (I was the one sitting, my bf is the one with the cam and the guy between us was the guide).

This entire video is 20 seconds, so reaction time is insane. The cam being used is a 360 that was on a stick sitting higher than we where, so you can spot the moose and her calves on it faster than we did. 

My foot was hung in a rope, so I was having problems getting out of the sled. Then when I stood to go my foot got hung again, and down I went. The owner had just ran the trails on the snowmobile before we left on the dog sleds, shit happens – wildlife is unpredictable.

The dogs are all 100% fine and all of them finished the tour happy as could be. I’m fine, just bruised legs thankfully. The guide from the second team that was behind us said he’s ran dogs for 36 years and that was his first experience like that, I said, “welcome to my life” hahaha.

We would 100% book with Snowhook Adventure Guides of Alaska again, and we truly did enjoy our experience with the sled team and environment minus this freak episode, lol. We’re laughing now, but I won’t lie that was 100% me screamin’ like a lil’ bitch when I went down.

Also, I’m not from Alaska, I have no experience with moose or dog sledding… obviously we are aware of wildlife and the possibilities,  but you can’t expect me to react properly in a situation I’ve never even been in or prepped for.”

I’d say you handled it like a champ.

Moose aren’t to be fucked with, but sometimes, when you find yourself in their kitchen, all you can do is just get the hell outta the way.

Thankfully, these folks and their pups were able to walk away unscathed, leaving Alaska with a wild experience and a badass video.

So, here’s what happened. Also edit to add – I am a she, not a man, and I was the one sitting, my bf is the one with the cam and the guy between us was the guide. 😂1. This entire video is 20 seconds, so reaction time is insane. 2. The cam being used is a 360 that was on a stick sitting higher than we where, so you can spot the moose and her calves on it faster than we did.3. My foot was hung in a rope, so I was having problems getting out of the sled. Then when I stood to go my foot got hung again, and down I went. 4. The owner had just ran the trails on the snowmobile before we left on the dog sleds, shit happens – wildlife is unpredictable.5. The dogs are all 100% fine and all of them finished the tour happy as could be. 6. I’m fine, just bruised legs thankfully.7. The guide from the second team that was behind us said he’s ran dogs for 36 years and that was his first experience like that, I said, “welcome to my life” hahaha.8. We would 100% book with Snowhook Adventure Guides of Alaska again, and we truly did enjoy our experience with the sled team and environment minus this freak episode, lol.9. We’re laughing now, but I won’t lie that was 100% me screamin’ like a lil’ bitch when I went down. 😂Edit to add;I’m not from Alaska, I have no experience with moose or dog sledding – obviously we are aware of wildlife and the possibilities – but you can’t expect me to react properly in a situation I’ve never even been in or prepped for. 🤷‍♀️

Posted by Lesley Vivienne on Sunday, February 27, 2022

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