Authorities Dispatch Moose After it Injures Pregnant Hiker

Authorities Dispatch Moose After it Injures Pregnant Hiker
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A 31-year-old man was seriously injured after he and his pregnant wife were charged by an aggressive moose near the town of Nederland, Colorado.

According to a press release from the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, who’s officers were first on the scene, the couple was out for a hike on the morning of June 8 when the cow moose attacked. The woman sustained minor injuries and one of the couple’s dogs was injured in the encounter as well.

“We tried to leave right away with our dogs, Lenny and Moshi,” the woman told the Denver-based Fox 31 from the hospital the day after the attack. “I heard my husband screaming behind me. He had fallen to the ground and the moose was stomping him, and he screamed that he couldn’t use his leg.”

Jason Clay, a public information officer with Colorado Parks & Wildlife (CPW) told MeatEater that the attack came after the couple and their dogs surprised the cow moose while coming around a bend in the trail that was hemmed in by large rocks.

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