The Moose: An Unlikely Predator

Per­haps many capa­ble out­doors folks would nev­er con­sid­er them­selves inside the prob­a­bil­i­ty of being attacked by a moose. What would these cute goofy cow-like crea­tures want with a skier?

The fact is that, although they’re not nat­ur­al preda­tors, moose are incred­i­bly dan­ger­ous dur­ing mat­ing sea­son. In fact, in North Amer­i­ca, moose injure more peo­ple than any oth­er ani­mal, a stat not that sur­pris­ing when you con­sid­er that they stand any­where from 5 to 7 feet and weigh any­where from 700 to 1500 pounds.

So before you find your­self pac­ing briskly through snow with a 900 pound mam­mal trail­ing close behind, con­sid­er that you’re actu­al­ly invad­ing their ter­ri­to­ry. More impor­tant­ly, make sure your bud­dies are more inter­est­ed in your safe­ty than their entertainment.