By Josie  April 24th, 2024

Man Narrowly Escapes Moose Attack in His Yard in Alaska

While Alaska is filled with far more dangerous wildlife (i.e., the more than 100,000 bears which call the state home), a moose attack is, nevertheless, something you’d want to avoid at all costs.

Alaska is the U.S. state with the absolute biggest population of moose.

How Many Moose Are There in Alaska?

Estimations suggest that anywhere from 175,000 to 200,000 moose roam freely in the state’s vast and beautiful landscape.

This might not come as a surprise to you – Alaska does after all have a notoriously rich wildlife. Other than moose, it also houses the largest population of bears.

When fetching something for shelter in his yard, a massive neighbor with horns approaches. As he steps outside, he soon realizes that he’s only a few feet away from the visiting massive moose.

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We can only assume that he’s used to Alaskan wildlife as he realizes that the safest thing for him to do is to slowly back up in the shelter.

Although moose don’t usually act aggressively toward people, if they sense danger or are provoked, they may become violent.

Are Moose Dangerous?

In the fall, during the rutting season, male moose can be exceptionally territorial and moose mothers are likewise known to fiercely protect their offspring.

So while they don’t have hunting instincts or predatory instincts, you do not want to anger something that stands 6 feet tall and weighs around 1,000 pounds.

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