By Josie November 20th, 2023
They wanted a beautiful backdrop of nature but got a bit more than they bargained for; their wedding vows were interrupted by nothing less than a bear killing a moose.
In the wild, survival often means predation. Although brutal to witness, it is a natural part of the ecosystem.
Grizzly bears, known for their formidable strength, must engage in such acts to sustain themselves, especially when preparing for hibernation or feeding their young.
Grizzly bears have a varied diet, but moose form a significant part of it, especially in regions where these animals coexist.
Moose, being large and nutritionally rich, provide a substantial meal for a bear.
However, hunting a moose is no small feat due to their size and strength. It’s most frequent in spring and early summer when moose calves are more vulnerable.
They are surprisingly fast and agile, capable of running at speeds up to 35 mph.
Their strong legs not only aid in swift movement but can also deliver powerful kicks to deter predators.
Furthermore, moose are excellent swimmers, which can be an advantage in escaping.
Videographer Stanton Giles, hired to film the wedding, made a professional decision to keep his camera on the bride and groom.
However, as soon as the vows had been exchanged he panned to the intense wildlife clash happening behind the shocked couple.