Experts warn of moose attacks

6:56 PM, Jun 5, 2013   |    comments
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KUSA - Colorado's growing moose population is literally colliding with people.

In the latest incident, a moose near Grand Lake charged a 60-year-old woman out walking her dog. She was injured enough she needed to be airlifted to a hospital in the metro area.

The moose cow and her calf were euthanized by state wildlife workers. 

Experts say moose can't differentiate dogs from wolves - their natural predator - so they'll instinctively attempt to stomp them in self-defense. If the dog runs back to its owner for safety, it's likely to bring an angry 1,000 pound moose running with it.

Late spring is calving season and cows will aggressively protect their young. The best advice is not to get too close and keep dogs on a leash.

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