This little moose had some fight in her.
It wasn’t the first time animal trapper Wes Livingston had released a tagged moose, but it certainly will be the last time he lets his guard down.
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While working on a project for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, which has embarked on a four-year plan to study female moose and calves, Livingston was out in the wild releasing a young female moose, or “baby moose” as he calls it, when something unexpected happened – the moose didn’t run off after being released.
Instead, it turned on Livingston, giving it a piece of its mind about the inconvenience of being tagged.
Check out the video below to see this baby moose show Livingston who’s the real boss out in the wild.
Lucky for Livingston, he seems to be just fine. You can hear him radioing to a fellow worker throughout the video and at one point he even exclaims, “first time I ever got beat up by a baby moose,” which leads us to believe that he has indeed had to deal with an adult moose in a similar situation.
Despite this moose’s mild temper tantrum, the ordeal is for a good cause. The state’s tagging occurs with assistance from helicopter crews that capture the animals and attach radio collars to them, the data from which will help the state track the movement and behavior of its moose population.
Have you ever had a situation like this happen to you? What would you have done? Share your thoughts in the comments below.