What to do during a run-in with a moose

March 13th, 2018

'They're more afraid of us than we are of them,' says manager of conservation.  

A pleasant afternoon walk in Mount Pearl turned harrowing for a man and his young daughter when they were charged by a moose on Sunday. Keith Halleran and his daughter, Katie, came across a moose while walking their dog on a trail near Power's Pond. According to Halleran, the moose approached the pair and, when the animal was about five feet away, put its head down and charged.

Halleran said he quickly grabbed his daughter and jumped into the woods, out of the way. He said the moose was eventually scared off by his small dog, Jack, a Schnauzer-Shih Tzu mix, who began barking at the moose. 

"When I got home, I was just worried about, 'Did I do the right thing?' I was worried about my daughter and if the moose kept going towards [us], what I would have done."

Halleran said he was surprised by the moose's aggression, because he and his daughter stood back and didn't attempt to approach it.

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Posted on March 13th, 2018