Wildlife researcher is attacked by a baby collared moose in Maine when he releases her.
Wes Livingston is a contractor worker for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and he got a bit more than he bargained for this day. He got beat up by a collared moose that is part of a study to measure the health and population of Maine moose.
I think it’s safe to say this calf is doing well. Watch the video to see for yourself.
Tagging and collaring animals can be a very useful for helping researchers understand their habits and monitor their health and populations.
I bet if he could’ve done the release again, he would’ve left the blindfold on until the calf was ready for release. Livingston had to toss a stick to persuade the moose to leave after the baby moose got done letting out some aggression.
Livingston was in good spirit after getting pummeled by the baby moose. It’s not every day a baby moose attacks someone. I think it’s comical that it’s “the first time he’s been beat up by a baby moose.”
It begs the question, how many moose have attacked him before?