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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It’s bad enough encountering deer, I think a moose would be worst.
Yep, try to leave the best way you can! Momma moose can be very protective!
haha, great clip! id be sceard out of my whits too!
Oh Boy, turn tail and run for it! With that rack, it could get ugly! Hope this rider made it out of there!
Whoa, yep turn around and head for the hills! Hope she outran that moose!
I would turn tail and runnnnnnnnn too, and fassssssst.
Oh My, we only have deer and bears! Bears are bad! But a Moose! Oh My!
I think this is worse than the bear I encountered years ago! My mare stopped and I was like, what’s your problem. Then I saw it, a big black bear! We turned tail and ran the trail out of there!
I would run faster than my horse.
A number of years ago I watched an interview of a woman (I think it was Susan Butcher) who won the Iditarod and was asked what animal do you least want to see on the trail? Without hesitation she said “moose.” They will trample the dogs and are totally unpredictable.
Moose are very protective and if she had a calf newby, look out! Encountered one on the Alta Shoots cross county skiing in WY, very scary!
I don’t think I would have waited that long to do an about face and leave town!
On My Dear, I think I would have turned immediately and high tailed it outta there!
Oh yeah, turn tail and get out of town. Don’t know if a horse can out run a moose or not. But I’d opt for a fast turnaround to put some distance between us!