Footage of a “terrifying” and “massive” bull moose strolling alongside an Alaskan freeway has resurfaced on-line and has amassed 1000’s of views.
The video, initially from 2018, was shared in Reddit’s “Oddly Terrifying” discussion board on Wednesday by u/Significant-Ad-1655, who wrote: “I had no idea moose could be this big, maybe the size of a horse or a deer but this… .” The submit has obtained greater than 19,000 upvotes and over 930 feedback from shocked Redditors.
The video was filmed by a person in Anchorage, Alaska, based on LADbible. Upon recognizing the moose strolling alongside the freeway’s median, the person drove up beside the creature and mentioned hi there—a transfer that many commenters cautioned towards.
“Hey there, bud,” he mentioned. “Hey there…you gonna send it? Yeah?”
The man shouts on the moose for a complete of 10 seconds, however the moose ignores him. Once it is clear the moose desires nothing to do with him, the person drives off, leaving the moose to go about its night.
“Later, dude,” he yelled earlier than turning off the digital camera.
Speaking to LADbible, the person mentioned he wished to movie the moose in order that “the world [could bask] in his awe.”
Commenting on the video, one Redditor mentioned the moose regarded “massive,” whereas one other mentioned it regarded “majestic.”
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) has mentioned that the state is dwelling to roughly 175,000 to 200,000 moose, “each of which can weigh up to 1,600 pounds.” Though they don’t seem to be “normally aggressive,” moose will assault folks.
For instance, a moose held a girl hostage and “trampled” her sled canine in an assault that lasted almost an hour in February. In March, an Idaho man and his canine had been charged by a moose whereas on a hike.
“Moose are not normally aggressive; however, they can become aggressive when they are harassed by people, dogs, and traffic, or when hungry and tired, especially in winter when they must walk through deep snow,” the ADFG mentioned on its web site. “Each moose has a different tolerance level, but if they are harassed enough, many moose will respond aggressively.”
With all this in thoughts, many Redditors argued that the person ought to have left the moose alone.
“This is terrifying. I would not be driving that slowly and recording so casually. Like…it obviously can f**k you up it’s just choosing not to. It’s like a land hippo,” mentioned u/Mchaitea.
“The last [thing] you want to do is [say] ‘Hey there bud’ to a friggin moose, they’re fun to look at, they are extremely strong, they get near you and you are done for,” wrote u/TheGreyWanderer530.
“Don’t f**k with the moose!” exclaimed u/Dangerous_Low2588, to which u/AmountCreepy1199 responded: “I wouldn’t even be going that slow next to it. That thing is bigger than the car and they are known to go wild. One thing scares that moose the wrong way and that car is getting f**ked.”