Moose Stomps On Man While He Was Walking His Dogs In Colorado: Report

By Zuri Anderson

June 8, 2022

A man was reportedly attacked by a moose while walking his two dogs in Colorado, according to FOX 31. Colorado Parks and Wildlife confirmed a possible moose attack happened Wednesday morning (June 8) in the West Magnolia Campground near Nederland.

Witnesses told reporters the man was with his partner and pets when they went around the corner and got between a moose calf and mother. Neighbors allege the moose stomped on the man and he was rushed to the hospital.

CPW says they're on the scene investigating the incident. Boulder County sheriff's deputies and other agencies are reportedly present, too.

"We are one of several agencies who are currently responding to an incident involving a moose near Nederland," according to wildlife officers. "This is an active incident and we are still gathering more information."

There have been four moose attacks involving humans last year, and three of them involved dogs provoking the animals, according to CPW spokesperson Jason Clay. He also offered some advice about how to keep a safe distance from wild animals.

"What we say sometimes is if you put your thumb out and you can cover that whole animal with your thumb then in a lot of ways you’re probably at a safe distance," he explains.

For more information on what to do if you encounter a moose, click HERE to visit CPW's page.

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