Skip to comments.(Video) Moose on the Loose! Cantankerous Calf Attacks Biologist in Maine
Posted on 02/24/2014 3:52:51 PM PST by nickcarraway
Wes Livingston had collared and hog-tied the mad moose as part of a state-run tracking project.
A biologist given the unenviable task of releasing a captured baby moose in Maine ended up on the wrong end of the angry animals hoof.
Wes Livingston, a contractor working on a state-run moose project, captured the frightening encounter with the calf hed just netted and collared on head-mounted camera.
The video filmed near near Jackman, Maine was posted on the Bangor Daily News.
After freeing the creature it turned on Livingston, pummeling him with its hooves. He seemed to admire the mooses tenacity.
You wouldt believe i just got my butt kicked by a calf moose! he said.
Livingston absorbed the blows lying on his back. Once the moose backed off Livingston returned to his feet and stared down the beast lowering its head and threatening to charge.
He eventually chucked a stick at the calf, which finally scared it off.
They build them pretty tough in Maine! he exclaimed.
Livingston worked for Aero Tech, a company that spotted 60 moose in recent months using a helicopter and collared them.
Blood and fecal samples will allow scientists to assess the health of the moose population. The study will last at least five years, according to the Bangor Daily News.
In beofre the “bit my sister” post!
AM I THE FIRST TO SAY did the moose like cheese and a moose once bit my sister.
Dang you, CrazyIvan. Dang you, dang you, dang you!! :)
Looks like in this one the sister was doing the biting. That was a mean little girl. :-)
Yours was the first to mention cheese.
Thank you, nickcarraway! That CrazyIvan must be able to type super dooper fast!!
“Blood and fecal samples”
From the mooses or the peoples?
"Good morning, Drill. Thanks for volunteering for the wildlife project. Here's a paper bag and a syringe. Now, you see that there tied-up moose? We want you to collect some poop, stick it with that needle, and then let it go. We're gonna film what it does. By the way, what's yer blood type?"
“Livingston absorbed the blows by laying on his back.”
He left his private parts out there for the moose to stomp on? Maybe he needed his thing to be moosumcised?
Wes is lucky,if the calf’s mother had appeared-the story would have been written at the Coroner’s office.
But it would have been a sacrifice that expanded scientific knowledge.
I was driving home two days ago on the Old Steese Hy north of Fairbanks. A mama moose and her well-grown calf made a leisurely stroll across our winding two lane road. I just slowed and came to a leisurely stop and let the saunter across. Yesterday I encountered the moose calf crossing at the same place, alone.