Moose Attacks

Moose attacks and charges are rare, like all attacks by animals; yet they are common for attacks.  Most happen when a hiker startles the moose or a dog barks at a moose.  The two most common are when a mother with calves is startled or, a male is encountered in the rutting season.

A male, or bull moose lowers his head, ready to charge

A male, or bull moose lowers his head, ready to charge