Out of all the animals out there, a moose is one of the, if not the last animal you want charging you.
A bull moose can weigh north of 1,500-pounds, standing up to 6.5-feet tall… they are massive, powerful, and can mess you up with a few quick kicks.
Bull moose are some of the coolest out wildlife out there though, their size mixed with their unique “paddle” like antlers… amazing. Sometimes you have to wonder how these beasts are even able to walk though the woods with things like that attached to their heads.
Due to the massive antlers and huge body, they often like to be in more open areas. A good pond, lake, swap, clear cut or even a road. Sometimes they don’t feel like moving either. It’s not uncommon to come across a moose standing on road that doesn’t want to move.
Naturally, people may try to push them with their vehicles to move by inching closer. Risky, but occasionally, it works.
Other times people will drive as they run down the road, but won’t move off of it. What can happen there is showed perfectly in the video.
A big bull moose is seen running down the road with the truck driving behind it. Sometimes the moose will take this pressure as a threat and moose do two things when threatened: either they run away or they run at you.
Well, this ol’ boy had enough of the truck chase and stopped dead in his tracks and swung a 180. The driver scrambles to jam it into reverse as the bull charges the truck.
He gets it in and peels away in the nick of time…
That’s a close call to some vehicle damage and a good lesson to be careful around these animals.
Hunter Drops Charging Moose In The Nick Of Time
That’ll stop your heart for a quick second.
A viral video shows Swedish hunter Mats Isaksson hunting moose out in the Jämtland providence, when it quickly takes a turn for the worse.
As the big bull approaches, Mats fires one round, sending the moose into a panic, and then another at closer distance, sending the moose into a full blown charge.
Charging at full speed, Mats is able to get off one more shot to put it down with not a second to spare.
It’s pretty intense, almost to intense to believe which is why Mats is glad he got it on camera.
“It was lucky that it was recorded on film. If it had not been documented, no one would have believed me afterwards, but now it became a decent action film.
I must also praise the photographer, considering how exciting it was, the picture is very stable all the time.”
With about 500 pound of meat when it was all said and done, Mats said that final shot was only a few feet away:
“There was some energy in motion when he came charging. The third and final shot was fired at about 1.5 meters away and there was a cross stop. Had it not stopped there, the bull would have run straight over me, so it was lucky that it went well after all.
It shows once again that hunting is hunting, you can never take anything for granted. When hunting, anything can happen.”
The look on his face says it all… that’s one lucky SOB.
Montana Man Goes To Check His Mail, Gets Charged By A Moose Instead
Moose are one the most amazing creatures to roam the lands.
The largest around North America, and by far, one of the coolest to see.
They are however, one of the most dangerous. Known to get very defensive over their young, in the rut, and in general due to their poor eye sight and size, they’ll think nothing of running your ass clean over.
And this Bozeman, Montana, man certainly found that out first hand.
He heads outside and you notice a moose across the road standing up. It almost seems as though he knows its there and that he’s going to check it out.
But… he doesn’t.
Completely oblivious, he starts to turn his back to it without ever seeing it, and as it takes the first few steps towards him, he looks up and clearly is completely surprised at what is standing in front of him.
“Went to check the mail and I did not realize a moose was staring me down from across the street.
It began to charge me and my dog Reecey barked and let me know we were in danger.
She lunged at the moose then circled back and we both high-tailed it inside.
No harm, no foul…
But let’s skip on the morning coffee and go for the ol’ morning moose charge… I feel like that would wake you up a bit better. If this wasn’t feeling awake, he definitely was after that.