According to Facebook’s translation of the Norwegian description of this video, it says:
Which means they made it home. So that’s good.
Are you supposed to turn and run when a moose is coming toward you? According to this article from the Appalachian Mountain Club, here’s what you should do if you encounter a moose on the trail.
- Keep your distance. If you stay far enough away and stand still, the moose will most likely wander off on its way. If the moose seems agitated by your presence, you’re too close.
- Keep keeping your distance. If the moose starts to walk toward you, the AMC says to back away, and if it charges, run. If you’re on horseback, it’s probably better to start with the turning and leaving the scene rather than asking your already nervous horse to back down the trail. On the plus side, your horse has a better chance of outrunning a moose than a hiker on foot. Generally, moose will only chase you until you’re out of their immediate area, then they’ll back off.
- Avoid confrontation. If a moose is calmly hanging out on the trail, don’t try to go around or scare it off. You either have to wait it out or find a new path. Respect the moose.
I feel like we’ve all learned something today.
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