The video shows the momentary mousse charge of a person standing nearby


A video of a moose rushing bystanders in Colorado helped remind us that beautiful and bulky animals can be very quick and dangerous in the wild.

An individual walking in Clear Creek County, about 20 miles west of downtown Denver, accidentally encountered a wild elk. According to Colorado Parks & Wildlife.. The short 36-second video quickly goes from peace to desperation as Moose plows towards the recorder.

“This video is an example of how close they are to elks and how quickly they can decide to charge you,” CPW said.

At first, the moose appears to relax and eat leisurely behind the tree, but the animal turns its head toward the individual and charges at full speed within seconds. When the giant animals run towards them and the video ends, the individual appears to be retreating.

“Thankfully, no injuries occurred,” CPW said. “This person managed to hide behind a tree and Moose bumped into it.”

Male elks, called bulls, grow antlers as part of the mating process to compete with female elks. They also use antlers to protect themselves from predators.

Moose are usually not aggressive, but they can become aggressive when they detect a threat. Herbivores do not like humans to approach, so it is best to give them at least 25 feet of space, especially if young calves are nearby. According to a recommendation from the National Park Service in 2015..