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Alaskan Moose Rut is in Full Swing, and These Cows are Playing Hard-to-Get

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Love is in the air in Alaska—but these three cows are giving the thrill of the chase to one amorous bull moose.

The moose rut is heating up in Alaska, and amorous bulls are looking to hook up with any receptive cows they can find. This incredible footage, captured by John Hemenway, perfectly illustrates the intricate courtship “dance” that takes place between these larger-than-life mammals.

Cows will only breed when they’re ready, but that doesn’t stop this bruiser bull from pulling out all the stops. Flowers on a first date? I’m afraid not.

The dating ratio is pretty sweet when you think about it: three cows to a single bull moose. Unfortunately, the girls just weren’t really in the mood on this particular day.

Videos such as this give us a rare look into the behaviors and intricate courtship mannerisms that take place behind the scenes. I’m sure our fella will get lucky next time around.

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Alaskan Moose Rut is in Full Swing, and These Cows are Playing Hard-to-Get