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Moose Tackle Barbed Wire Fences and Icy Road in Winter Obstacle Course

The struggle is real for moose when darn obstacles stand in their way.

We've all been there: a fence to climb over or an icy road to gingerly cross. And let's face it, neither of them are fun obstacles to tackle. Now what if you're a moose? Yes, the struggle is real.

John Hemenway shot this amazing footage of a mama moose and her yearling calf in Utah recently. And I'm thinking the age-old question of 'why did the chicken cross the road?' equally applies to moose. As you'll see, mom is a great teacher as she leads junior over the first of two barbed wire fences and tentatively tackles a skating-rink of a road.

Spoiler Alert: Mom is slightly more sure-footed than her little one.

Unlike whitetail deer that can leap great heights, moose have to rely on their massively long legs to straddle over obstacles. Unfortunately, not having a low center of gravity puts them at a disadvantage when it comes to staying steady on slick surfaces, as junior soon found out.

If this video is any indication of the beauty Utah holds, a visit is definitely in our travel plans. Simply stunning.

To see more of Hemenway's incredible wildlife videos, check out his YouTube channel here.