Baby moose attacks wildlife tracker in Maine
JACKMAN (WGME) -- A routine catch, tag and release for an expert wildlife tracker turned into an unusual up-close-and-personal attack with one very feisty female moose calf.
"An adult moose, you're pretty cautious with," said Wes Livingston, who was tracking the moose and caught the attack on camera. "They will get after you and they will hurt you. Usually, those little young ones will get up and run away. She was being pretty frisky."
Wes Livingston was part of a team out of New Mexico sent near Jackman, Maine to GPS tag moose for a 5 year study for the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. But, this moose turned out to be more than what he bargained for.
"She's gonna make a good mama moose someday," he said.
Just as Livingston removed her blindfold, she turned around and proceeded to kick him.
Livingston had a few choice words for the calf...calling her a "mean girl"...which he says he immediately regretted, because she came back for him again.
"I guess I shouldn't have smarted off and called her a 'mean little girl,'" he said. "She came back and gave me another dose of it."
Both he and the moose weren't hurt.
"On an adult moose, it would have been bad," he said. "An adult moose would break bones on you. They're big. I knew that little girl wasn't going to hurt me."
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