Alaskan Moose Attacks Dogsledding Couple: “Sh*t Happens… Wildlife Is Unpredictable”

These Alaska moose don’t have it this time of year.

Towards the end of winter, when food is scarce and tempers flare, moose are much more prone to violent interactions with humans and other animals.

We just saw one Moose attack a sled dog Crew this training for their first Iditarod outside of Fairbanks, Alaska. Although he emptied his pistol into the bull, he was able to stop and badly injure some of the pups.

And now, after outdoor life, there was another one.

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

However, things quickly took a turn for the worse when a huge doe moose, who had held her ground on the trail and was protecting her calves, attacked the group. In the video you can see the moose trampling on some of the dogs and even knocking over the woman while walking up the path.

The woman shared her account of what happened

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

The entire video is 20 seconds long, so the response time is insane. The camera used is a 360 that was perched on a stick that was higher than we were so you can spot the moose and their calves on it quicker than we could.

My foot was caught in a rope so I had trouble getting out of the sled. Then when I got up to go, my foot caught again and I went down. The owner had just snowmobiled the trails before we went dog sledding, shit happens—wildlife is unpredictable.

The dogs are 100% fine and everyone finished the tour as happy as could be. I’m fine, luckily I only have injured legs. The second team leader who was behind us said he had been walking dogs for 36 years and that was his first such experience, I said “Welcome to my life”, hahaha.

We would 100% book with Snowhook Adventure Guides of Alaska again and we really enjoyed our experience with the sledding team and the local area apart from that freak episode lol. We’re laughing now but I’m not gonna lie, that was 100% me screaming like a little bitch as I went down.

Also, I’m not from Alaska, I have no moose or dog sledding experience… of course we know the wildlife and the possibilities, but you can’t expect me to react properly or be prepared in a situation I’ve never been in. “

I would say you handled it like a champ.

Moose are not to be trifled with, but sometimes when you find yourself in their kitchen, you just have to get out of the way.

Luckily, these folks and their pups escaped unscathed, leaving Alaska with a wild experience and a badass video.

(For licensing or usage contact licenseing@viralhog.com) So here’s what happened. Also edit to add – I’m female not male and I was the one sitting, my friend is the one with the camera and the guy between us was the guide. 😂1. The entire video is 20 seconds long, so the response time is insane. 2. The camera used is a 360 that was perched on a stick that was higher than we were so you can spot the moose and their calves on it quicker than we can.3. My foot was caught in a rope so I had trouble getting out of the sled. Then when I got up to go, my foot caught again and I went down. 4. The owner had just snowmobiled the trails before we went dog sledding, shit happens – wildlife is unpredictable.5. The dogs are 100% fine and everyone finished the tour as happy as could be. 6. I’m fine, luckily I only have bruises on my legs.7. The leader of the second team that was behind us said he had been walking dogs for 36 years and that was his first such experience, I said “Welcome to my life” hahaha.8. We would 100% book with Snowhook Adventure Guides of Alaska again and we really enjoyed our experience with the sled team and the local area apart from that freak episode lol.9. We’re laughing now but I’m not gonna lie, that was 100% me screaming like a little bitch as I went down. 😂10. This had nothing to do with the Iditarod. Edit to add: I’m not from Alaska, I have no moose or dog sledding experience – of course we know the wildlife and the possibilities – but you can’t expect me to react properly in a situation I’ve never been in or that I’ve been preparing for. 🤷‍♀️

Posted by Lesley Vivienne on Sunday February 27, 2022

Snowmobiler shoots charging moose from his sled

You just can’t invent this stuff.

Thank goodness the new helmet cams are there because they do it in a way that when people are just outside and enjoying life, more crazy things get caught on camera.

Moose or other animals that do not hibernate have a hard time during the winter months.

They have no jackets, no houses to sleep in, no fires to keep them warm…they really are just out here roughing it all the time.

Food is becoming scarcer for a moose, which means it must constantly expend extra energy to survive while wading chest deep in the snow.

Then they come up against an open and clear space, like a road or path, and anything that comes across it tries to get them out of the way. They’re hungry, they’re cold, they’re pissed… and now they need to move?

Needless to say, moose can be among the most aggressive mammals in North America when the situation is right…or wrong.

That being said, you can’t help but feel a little guilty for the moose in this video.

Often moose only attack because they are angry. They carry their emotions much like humans do. They don’t want to, but if they feel threatened and angry, they’ll come for you.

When the snowmobiler slows down and starts yelling at the moose that’s staring at him, you know this is the case. The moose just wants a few minutes of rest from this beautiful trail through the forest.

Through no fault of his own, the snowmobile driver wants to get the moose out of the way. In fact, he has good practice, keeping a low profile and using noise to his advantage.

The moose comes charging while the sled driver screams for his life. He captures amazing footage and is very lucky when the moose attacks and kicks him furiously. The moose backs away as the man stumbles to grab something.

He pulls out a Glock, which isn’t the most common tool to have on a snowmobile in the woods, but it’s a good thing he did. He begs the moose to stop, but he doesn’t listen.

As it runs at him again, he fires a warning at his feet as it continues to attack. The man chooses his life over the moose, and rightly so. He fires off four quick shots at the moose and drops it while rushing past to get out of the dangerous situation.

This video sparked a bit of outrage and I understand why, but this man protected himself and the person he was with. They can cause serious harm to a person, and for some reason this moose did not budge.

And as for the meat, believe me…that moose fed a number of animals that night and I daresay there wasn’t much left by the next day.

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