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While attempting to take pictures of her newborn calves, Moose kills a 70-year-old man

In Homer, Alaska, an old man was attempting to capture pictures of two baby moose calves when he was assaulted by a cow moose and later killed. Dale Chorman, 70, was identified as the victim. The event happened on Sunday. A representative for the Alaska Department of Public Safety, Austin McDaniel, said that while Chorman suffered fatal injuries, another man who was with him managed to escape unscathed. When the guys were searching through the bushes for the infants, the cow moose rushed at them. Although the second witness did not see the deadly assault, Dale Chorman was declared dead at the site by the medical staff.

The Associated Press reports that after the incident, the cow moose departed the area. It has long been known that people should avoid approaching moose, particularly after giving birth. “Calving season for moose is the time when you definitely want to give them extra space,” Austin McDaniel said, reiterating the need to keep a safe distance from cow moose. The moose that are cows and have calves are likely to be the most hostile that you may encounter. The moose will become erratic and do whatever it takes to keep their young safe.

Considering their enormous size, an adult moose may do serious harm with only one kick or stomp. A huge adult male moose may reach 1600 pounds (about 726 kilograms), while an average adult female can weigh up to 800 pounds (approximately 363 kilograms), according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. These creatures have a maximum height of 1.8 meters, or about 6 feet.

In Europe, moose are referred to as elk. These are the tallest, biggest, and heaviest living species of deer on Earth. They are the second-biggest terrestrial mammal in North America, just slightly smaller than the American bison in terms of body mass.

In Alaska, where there are 200,000 moose for every 730,000 humans, interactions with moose are not unusual. According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, allowing moose their space is essential to coexisting with them. In addition, the agency advises holding off on passing a moose for as long as possible if it is in your path.

Moose sometimes become hostile when people toss snowballs at them, go too near them, or have dogs as pets who bark at the deer. This causes the animal to believe that people are a danger and makes them attack. For them, it’s also against the law.

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