When you’ve had a few drinks, the last thing in the world that you should do is mess with a moose. Not only are Moose the largest member of the deer family, they are very dangerous. A female moose average weight is around 836 pounds, while a bull moose can weigh as much as 1,100 pounds or more.
In the state of Alaska, moose outnumber bears 3 to 1, and they injure around 5-10 people annually. That’s more than grizzly bear and black bear attacks combined.
Moose can generally be found all across the northern forests of North America, Europe, and Russia. In Alaska, moose live in a large area ranging from the Stikine River in Southeast Alaska all the way to the Colville River on the Arctic Slope.
In the case of the incident in the video below, it occurred in the state of Montana.
Here is the story of two idiots when they decided to mess with the wrooing moose:
BIG SKY, Mont. — Two men in Montana are lucky to be alive after a moose charged at them, despite ignoring warnings from residents to leave the animal alone. However, they didn’t listen. The video shows one of the men mocking the neighbor’s concern and making gestures at the moose.
“It’s a G*d damn wild animal, get the f*** away from it,” the man is heard yelling in the video. After one of the men touches the animal, the moose turns towards and suddenly begins to charge. The man falls over and begins to scramble away. The person who recorded the video said neither men were hurt, other than some “bruised egos.”
From the looks of things, the moose involved was more than likely not fully grown and just wanted to be left alone, as for the two men involved, they learned a valuable lesson. How does that old saying go: “You mess with the bull and you get the horns”?…well thankfully for those two morons, there were no “horns” involved.
H/T – abc7chicago.com