A moose ran past a group of snowboarders at the Breckenridge Ski Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado, on Friday. According to our afflilate KUSA 9 News, Cher Luther was snowboarding down a run at Breckenridge on a sunny Friday morning without a care in the world, until a moose came charging from behind.
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In this video, one of the girls screamed, “I don’t know where to go!” as the moose passes them. The uploader wrote in the comment section of the video about the incident, saying she looked behind her to see if her friend was there and she saw the moose.
Luther and her friends were headed to catch the lift at Peak 6. On Facebook Luther said, “I turned around to look for my friend and saw this ‘brown horse’ charging right for me, so I went to the right and then realized it was a moose! I was too scared to stop in case he was chasing me!”.
“I was more concerned with not falling and being trampled and super relieved when I went left, he/she went right haha so I slowed to a stop to give some distance,” she wrote.
Breckenridge Ski Resort told KUSA 9 News that there were reports of a moose sighting on the mountain Friday but no one was hurt. “We share the mountain with a number of animals that live in the area and this is a good reminder for guests and employees alike to keep away from wildlife and report any moose sightings right away,” said John Buhler, vice president and chief operating officer of Breckenridge Ski Resort, said in a statement.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) agreed. If a skier spots a moose on the mountain, stay as far away as possible. CPW believes this is a female moose. They say her hair is raised on the back of her neck, which means she’s agitated.
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If you see a moose, CPW says to stop skiing, don’t take out your phone and try to put a large object, like a tree, between you and the animal. If the moose charges, keep moving around the tree to avoid it, if you can. Moose can seriously hurt or kill a person, and if one does, CPW has to put down the animal.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels