Watch This Biker Come Face to Face With a Moose!
What would you do if you suddenly came face-to-face with a ginormous bull moose? Would you know what to do? In this state, the chances are good. Here's what to know but first, this biker had no idea when he took the corner he would be face-to-face with a huge moose. Wait'll you see this!
Jeff Barker of Agawam, MA took that video a couple of months ago and now it's gone viral. It got me to thinking. What SHOULD you do if you encounter a moose? Here is a list of recommendations from Outdoors.org...
OH MY GOD, IT'S A MOOSE!!!!
You are just walking along and all of a sudden you're face-to-face with a moose like in that video. What now? If the moose feels threatened it could do one of two things. Avoid you entirely or respond aggressively. Being at a distance is your best bet, being in a place where you can hide (like behind a tree) is vital.
WARNING OF AGGRESSION SIGNS...
Ears back, hair up on the back of the neck, showing the whites of eyes, tossing the head back like a horse and raising the hips.
HERE IT COMES TOWARD ME!!!
No joke, this was the recommendation at outdoors.org. If a moose approaches you, back away. If it charges...RUUUUUN! Moral of the story? Don't run into a moose.