Ski faster! I’d say run, but that definitely won’t work here.
Moose are so big it is insane. They tower over people and then their antlers make them seem even more large. They are the largest species of deer, with males standing up to 6.5 feet tall at the shoulder and weighing as much as 1500 pounds.
One of the most striking features of a bull moose is their massive paddle-like antlers. These bony structures can grow up to six feet wide and weigh as much as 40 pounds. They are used primarily as weapons and displays of dominance during the mating season. During this time, bulls will clash their antlers together in fierce battles for the right to mate with cows. Usually, after breeding season the bulls will drop their antlers to conserve energy throughout the winter, only to regrow them prior to the next rut.
In the winter, moose face a variety of challenges as they struggle to survive in harsh and snowy conditions. To conserve energy and stay warm, they will reduce their activity level and huddle together in groups. They also have a special adaptation that helps them cope with the cold: a thick, insulating layer of fur that traps air close to their skin and keeps them warm. Their long legs help them access food and tread through the snow.
Moose are generally docile animals that prefer to avoid humans whenever possible. However, they can become aggressive if they feel threatened or cornered. They can be one of the most dangerous animals in the forest due to their poor eyesight that leaves them confused and their massive size that can run nearly anything over.
This moose is seen at the popular Breckenridge ski resort in Colorado. A crowd of skiers stopped to take in the beauty of this massive animal that was still sporting his huge antlers. The moose got annoyed, as they do, and started to chase everyone down.
The video shows the massive moose running full tilt as the people take off down the hill in an effort to escape.
With the moose so close they could here it running, they all escaped just in time.
A close one.. don’t bug these wild animals, they are wild.