Here’s something you don’t see every day – a moose in corn fields!
But it’s just another day in Nebraska! In the video shot this past Friday, a moose breaks out of a cornfield. It was speculated that the moose had been traveling down the riverbed and ended up on the golf course of the Scottsbluff Country Club.
According to a representative from the Nebraska Game and Parks, this happens more than we might expect, and moose often travel all the way from Wyoming to Nebraska.
Maybe he was just hungry for corn. But have you ever wondered what to do if you run into a moose?
Often times you don’t have to really worry, as moose are not normally aggressive; however, according to information from Alaska Department of Fish and Game, moose can be highly aggressive during the winter when they get hungrier and exhausted from walking in the deep snow drifts.
Be especially careful if you have a dog, as moose feel that dogs are the enemy. Make sure that if you are walking with your dog, even leashed, you give the moose a wide berth. Never let your dog chase a moose.
Generally when you see a moose on the road, near homes, or on trails, they are usually just trying to get some rest, not to antagonize us. Only when people or animals aggravate them do they get stressed out and perhaps become aggressive.
However, people must take special care to avoid moose during the fall mating season. In late September and October, bull moose may be aggressive toward humans. In late spring and summer, cow moose with young calves are very protective and will attack humans who come too close.
If you see a calf and not a cow, be very careful, because you may have walked between them, which is a very dangerous place to be.