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You Don’t Mess With Mama: Moose Cow With Two Calves Attacks A Pick-Up

You really don’t want to get a bull moose pissed-off while your out in the bush, unless you have a very good high-powered rifle. But what about a cow with 2 little calves in tow? While you don’t want to upset a bull, a cow (especially one with calves),  can be just as dangerous.

Moose are the largest members of the deer family, weighing as much as 1200 pounds; they can grow to be 5 to 6.5 feet from hooves to shoulders. This does not include a raised head or antlers, so it’s safe to say that the majority of moose tower over all non-basketball players.

Female moose, or cows, generally have 1 to 2 calves in May. On average, the calves weigh about 30 pounds at birth and grow very quickly. Still, baby moose don’t have the ability to run or protect themselves very well, so the mother stays with her offspring for a year and a half, fighting off wolves and bears that try to pick off the young calves.

The guys who posted the video to YouTube had this to say about their encounter:

We kept backing off hoping this cow moose with just leave the road, but after 15 minutes of waiting, it was time to try to squeeze by her. Each time we would try to sneak by her, she would get aggressive. Finally she rammed the truck several times, first with her head then with her shoulder. This ordeal took more than 15 minutes and nearly a mile of the road. Apparently there was a grizzly or wolves nearby because she simply would not take her calves off the roadway

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