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Moose got fresh tracks at Sugarbush

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Thats awesome, ive heard stories of bear and moose at the bush, mostly at slidebrook but ive never seen them before
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Yikes! Yeah, you'd better run!

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When he turned around and stood his ground, the moose stopped.  I wonder how effective a crack across the nose with a ski would have been.  A bad-ass moose will trample you to death.

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You mean when he turned around to see if he had gotten sufficiently far enough out of the moose's path. 

Adult moose is king of the forest.  He doesn't back down for anyone. Challenging an adult moose without a good firearm is one way to commit suicide.

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You mean when he turned around to see if he had gotten sufficiently far enough out of the moose's path. 

Adult moose is king of the forest.  He doesn't back down for anyone. Challenging an adult moose without a good firearm is one way to commit suicide.

One of the "related videos" after this one finished showed a pickup following a moose down a dirt road.  When he finally got annoyed enough to turn around and challenge them (head down antlers first) he did look quite intimidating.

 

Although comparing postures I'd guess the Sugarbush moose was not being aggressive -- the guy just happpened to be in the way.

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Originally Posted by Ghost View Post. Challenging an adult moose without a good firearm is one way to commit suicide.

 

I know that they are very dangerous and they often kill by trampling, but what do you do if he closes in on you?  Comes a point where you have to turn and face... it would seem.

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I came across a moose at Killington once, but I was on skis (as opposed to being on foot).  I came around a bend in the trail and there he was; he was just pawing away at the ground looking for food and didn't seem at all concerned about my presence.

 

I've seen them up close while out cycling and hiking as well...  I wasn't about to try petting them, but I haven't encountered a moose yet that was at all "upset" at my presence.  I guess a hungry one could be a different matter though.

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I came across a moose at Killington once, but I was on skis (as opposed to being on foot).  I came around a bend in the trail and there he was; he was just pawing away at the ground looking for food and didn't seem at all concerned about my presence.

 

I've seen them up close while out cycling and hiking as well...  I wasn't about to try petting them, but I haven't encountered a moose yet that was at all "upset" at my presence.  I guess a hungry one could be a different matter though.

Probably more a matter of mating season than hunger.

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