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Curtis Phelps was taking out the trash on a brisk Alaska morning early last month when a big bull moose decided to check out the action.
Now, call it the “Rocky & Bullwinkle” Effect, but whatever the explanation, there’s an entire generation of adults that still think of moose as fun and friendly animals. In reality, moose attacks are far more common in Alaska, and they know how to use their hooves to maim and kill.
Needless to say, moose are not to be taken lightly.
Curtis had no sooner finished closing the shed door—likely meant to keep bears away from the trash—when he spotted the one-antlered moose making a swift (if non-aggressive) approach.
So he did what any sensible adult would do.
WATCH: Close encounter with moose turns into hide-and-seek
A man taking out the trash used a quick-thinking getaway to avoid confrontation with a one-antlered moose. Thanks to Amy Phelps for sharing this video with us!Read More: https://bit.ly/2R0LidM#Alaska #Moose #HideAndSeek #Video #SharePosted by Channel 2 News, KTUU.com on Friday, January 17, 2020
Thank heavens for the trash shed.
The moose didn’t exactly show the signs of aggression (head lowered, back hair raised), but why tempt fate? They’re moody critters.
Thankfully, the shed provides an adequate diversion, and the bull loses interest and wanders off.
The footage was captured by a RING home security camera, and shared to Facebook by Curtis’s wife Amy.
It’s a good reminder that sometimes you just have to play it safe.