WATCH: Charging Moose Smashes Into Woman Walking Her Dog
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WATCH: Charging Moose Smashes Into Woman Walking Her Dog

Someone better call animal control because there's a wild moose on the loose. In a now-viral video, a moose went on a reign of terror in the Russian streets of Salavat. The moose roamed the streets for several days in fact. I like to think that it disappeared into the shadows a bit like Batman every time the game wardens tried to track it.

Officials struggled to track down the animal. It just couldn't be caught. "The animal ran into the fields," said Radik Muratov, head of civil defense and emergency situations in the city. During its chaotic rampage, the moose took down an old woman. She had been walking her pug on the sidewalk. Cue a full grown moose charging at her. It leaped at the woman, knocking into her. The woman could only scream as she was knocked off her feet.

Fortunately, the woman suffered only bruises with no serious injuries. Apparently, the pug's barking startled the animal. It charged the dog and dog owner as a result. The moose wandered into the Russian city from a nearby forest. Game wardens attempted to find the animal to return it to the wild. However, they lost track of it near a grocery store.

Sadly, a car brought the moose's rampage to an end. The moose died after the car struck the animal killing it. It's a sad end of the beast.

Moose Sightings On The Rise in Russia

Moose in Russian cities is apparently a common problem. Just in early May, two dog walkers in Losiny Osrov National Park came face to face with a wild animal. It tried to attack one of the dogs and the dog walker, lashing out at them. Rewind to 2017, a moose almost drowned in a pond in Moscow after wandering into the city. Another moose blocked the roadway laying down from exhaustion.

The animals come from national parks and nearby forests. When one of the animals gets loose, it can be dangerous for people but also the animals themselves. That's why game wardens work to track down the animals, sedate them, and return them to their natural habitats.