This is the best part about living in the middle of nowhere, you can come across something incredible like this right on the road. And this right here, a once in a lifetime type of moose encounter.
Moose are the largest members of the deer family, reaching weights over 1,500 pounds in some places and then can stand as tall as 7 feet at the shoulder. Seeing a creature that large do anything is special, but seeing something that big in a battle with something the same size is a downright incredible occurrence. You couldn’t draw it up any better.
Moose battle it out during the rut, or breeding season. Each year they grow massive paddle-shaped antlers off their heads that are used as a symbol of dominance and for a battle weapon. It’s almost hard to imagine two beasts this large fighting like knights in the Middle Ages, but it happens all across the world every fall.
While driving down a road this fella came across something insane (and the linemen working on the road got a show as well).
The two giant bull moose start a battle. They are both massive, pushing each other back and forth until one gets the upper hand and drives the other down the hill. He goes tumbling down and winds up on the road, and the other hurries down behind him and pins him to the ground.
I thought he was done for there… it’s hard to tell if he was gored or punctured, but it looks like those brow tines are buried in its belly. But then, buddy on the ground gets back up and doesn’t miss a beat, right back to fighting.
The moose stumble around, each taking a spill on the pavement at some point. Neither has any quit in them, and the one getting whooped on starts to turn the tables, driving the other back up the hill.
That is a battle for the ages and something I hope to see next time I’m driving down the road.
How Big Are Moose?
Yeah, I guess I didn’t know that a moose could be this big either.
For those that regularly see the massive beasts, I’m sure it’s not that big of a deal to set your eyes upon a moose. As for the the rest of us, this video of a moose walking down a median with its antlers hanging over the road is pretty eye-opening.
Moose are the largest of all deer in the deer family, and their height and weight might surprise you. Males are typically bigger than females, but both are still larger than you might think. On average, bull moose usually stand at 6 feet tall at their shoulders, and can even weigh up to 1,400 pounds.
Judging by how small these cars look in comparison to the towering moose, it might be safe to say that this adult male is a touch bigger than average. The moose packs that SUV look like a toy car as it walks right by it.
This Alaskan moose was so large that it actually forced the blue car to do a bit of a double take, putting it in reverse (shoutout Terry) so it can get another look at the beautiful work of Mother Nature one more time.
The video was posted on Twitter by “Oddly Terrifying,” and I guess it is a little scary that this thing is just wondering around in the wild?
People actually hunt these things (they’re actually some of the most sought after big game animals on the planet), and I can’t imagine trying to track down something that could actually turn around and kill you pretty easily.
Also, I have to point it out, the caption of the video states:
“Never realized how massive meese are.”
Hate to break it to them, and maybe they did it on purpose, but the only plural of moose is actually “moose.” There is no such thing as “meese” or “mooses,” even as great as saying meese would be.
Anyways, enough about grammar, check out this mammoth of a moose below:
I mean, what kind of dinosaur-lookin’ animal is that? We’re talking about a giant horse with a rack of spikes on its head, but it’s kind of like a deer… and now, it looks like they officially learned how to walk on water.
Obviously, the water is shallow enough for this cow moose to book it like that, but damn she’s truckin’. If you slow the video down, you can tell that she’s probably in about a foot of water, but when it runs full speed, it looks like she’s literally running on the water.
Just and incredible encounter for these folks out on the boat.