Alaska moose safety news - Woman pets moose, gets kicked
Alaska moose news: A Fairbanks, Alaska woman was injured a few days ago in Anchorage, Alaska while attempting to pet a moose, a wild moose. As expected, the moose kicked her.
The moose was reported to be in the Town Square Park area in Anchorage, and had been seen there all day feeding on the trees. The woman, reported to be in her 20s, was kicked in the chest and shoulder by the moose after attempting to pet it. After she was checked by medics, she amazingly didn't have to go to the hospital.
I've had a few moose encounters myself, and all I can say is that they are wild animals -- very big, wild animals -- and you should never attempt to do this sort of thing. I once accidentally got way too close to a momma moose and her children, and I guarantee you, I backed off very, very fast.
Alaska moose safety tips
If you take any sort of wildlife tour in Alaska, your tour guides will almost certainly share some moose safety tips with you on your trip. I learned these safety tips on my earlier vacations to Alaska, and shared them here in my Alaska moose safety tips.
All of the moose safety tips are common sense:
- These are wild animals, leave them alone.
- If you accidentally get in between a momma moose and her babies, get out of the way asap.
- It's okay to run away from moose; they don't want to eat you (they're vegetarians), they just want you to go away.
For more tips, please read my Alaska moose safety article.