A mischievous moose rubbed a sedan the wrong way in the foothills of Boulder County.
It’s rutting season for moose and elk and they're feeling quite ornery right now! Thanks to Chris Devlin for the video. He kept a safe distance and stayed in his car. Please keep your distance from wildlife–no selfies! pic.twitter.com/Gb4IJQpv7h
— BoCo Open Space (@BoulderCountyOS) September 23, 2020
The encounter happened on a foothills trail and a passing driver named Chris Devlin recorded a video clip, according to Boulder County Open Space.
Officials remind park and open-space users that this time of year is rutting season for moose and elk and the big animals are “feeling quite ornery right now!”
Open space posted a few reminders about moose and wildlife:
- Keep your distance, no selfies.
- Moose are among Colorado’s most dangerous animals.
- Moose are particularly agitated by dogs, pets should be on a leash.
- Moose are extremely protective of their territory.
Devlin did the right thing staying in his vehicle and keeping a safe distance from the moose.
In the video clip, the moose pays particular attention to the rear driver’s side panel of the dark-colored car, dropping its head and rubbing its rack along the vehicle. Devlin honks his car horn a few times, chasing the Moose off into the woods before further damage is done.