How do you even explain that one to insurance?
Good thing there’s video proof…
Bull moose can weigh up to 1,500 pounds and stand over 6.5 feet tall at the shoulder. Cow moose can weigh up to 1,000 pounds and stand over 5 feet tall at the shoulder. These are massive animals that are larger members of the deer family and the second largest animal to roam North America.
Moose fatalities is almost normal in moose country. Everyone who has lived in heavy moose country has kept their eyes peeled while driving through the dark. These massive creatures are not what you want to come face-to-face with in a vehicle.
And here’s the thing… moose tend to use roads to make their life easier. The walking is easier on them which just makes given they are so large and spend most of their time in the deep woods. Along with that there are often food sources on road edges with easier access to shrubs and trees that these creatures like to eat.
Many people go out of their way to avoid meeting moose on roads and hitting them with their vehicle. But, there’s just not much you can do when the moose hits you…
This car is seen parked with the driver filming a young moose that is out in the headlights. The moose turns and b-lines it straight for the car that is not moving. It runs full tilt until it literally hits the car and goes up onto the hood and across the windshield as if it had been hit.
Luckily the moose pops back up and the only real casualty is the side-view mirror.
I don’t know what the moose was thinking, this is a battle with no winners regardless of the outcome.