Ever been beaten up by a baby moose? Chances are, you haven’t! But Wes Livingston, a Maine researcher, learned three weeks ago just how painful a moose attack can be.
Livingston is working on a new five-year project with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, aimed at monitoring the health of the state’s moose population. This month, the project involved tagging and collaring 30 adult females and their calves so that their long-term progress can be tracked.
However, it seems that the moose featured in the video below was none too impressed by this course of action. As soon as she had been tagged and released, she abruptly turned around and charged at Livingston not once, but twice – making it clear just how unimpressed she was! After the attack (in which neither party suffered any serious injuries), Livingston can be heard saying, “First time I’ve ever gotten beaten up by a baby moose.”
Check out the video…and be grateful that you haven’t bore the brunt of a moose’s rage!