I’ve vacationed in Colorado since I was a kid, and I’ve lived here since 2005 or thereabouts. But throughout my years of driving and hiking and horseback riding in the mountains, I’ve never encountered a moose. I’ve always wanted to see one in the wild, but not actually encounter one, if you know what I mean.
I did see a video once that my brother shot through the windshield of his truck as a moose trotted down the road in front of him. Definitely a big animal, although it was a cow. Reaching six feet at the shoulder, it’s an animal I definitely do not want to meet in the woods! But I really would like to see one from a safe distance.
I first came across this Twitter post in a newsletter I subscribe to. The YouTube video was posted by one of the Twitter commenters. Seems everybody but yours truly has a moose story.
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But still, Susan – it must be sort of fun, such a wild animal encounter (that one survives) ..?
Without a doubt! A story that would be retold again and again.
Short of elephants in a zoo, I can’t think of a bigger animal that I’ve been close to. And I can’t imagine encountering one on the trail.
I’ve seen lots of moose, but they scare me more than any other wild animal, including bears.
I think their size alone would scare me to death. But I wouldn’t want to encounter a bear or mountain lion either. Then again, this time of year, a bull elk would be a concern …
Yikes! I imagine – or, hope – they aren’t aggressive unless they perceive a risk to themselves or – double yikes – to their youngins.
At best I wouldn’t expect to be welcomed with open arms or legs or antlers or whatever.
Very wise to give that (or any) moose a wide berth.
I plan to, if I ever see one in the wild. To date, I have not, but hope springs …