Moose kicked at her as onlookers filmed, yelled "You're an idiot!"
Despite warnings from others on the street, one woman was determined to approach and pet a wild moose she encountered in the town of Breckendridge, Colorado. Now she's paying the price. Fortunately she wasn't injured when the moose kicked at her, but she was fined by Colorado Parks and Wildlife for harassing wildlife after footage of the encounter was shared in the news and on various social media platforms.
According to CBS4, the CPW asked the public for help identifying the woman, whose name has not been released. The CPW said the same moose has been spotted wandering through the downtown area on several occasions in recent days.
Wildlife managers explained to the news station that getting too close to the moose is not only dangerous for people, but could end in the animal being euthanized. So far they have no plans to relocate the moose because it hasn't shown real aggression, but that could change if people refuse to give the animal its space.
CPW officers and Breckenridge police are trying to keep tabs on the animal, and police have been dispatched in past days to work crowd control around the animals.
Stephanie Mallory is a mom, a hunter and Realtree’s PR Coordinator. She’s here to deliver an insider’s look at the outdoor business and give her opinion on all things outdoors—whether you asked for it or not.