BRECKENRIDGE – In an effort to warn others about the precautions that need to be taken around wildlife, a woman recently posted a video to Instagram of a moose chasing skiers and snowboarders in Breckenridge.
Lo Drogsvold (@snolo) captured the video this past Saturday at Breckenridge Ski Resort.
In the video, a bull moose can be seen approaching some skiers before it charges them as they speed away.
Getting chased by a moose was never on the bucket list, but I’ll go ahead and check that one off anyways. ✅ But on a more serious note, moose are fast, aggressive and VERY dangerous. If you come across one on the slopes, in town, or in the wild, keep your distance and respect the wildlife. #LeaveTheWildWild #Sketch #BabeGO!!! @fox88rider @breckenridgemtn . . . . . .#breck #moose #holyshit #help #faster #imgonnadie #sketch #mountainlife #wild #wildlife #breckenridge #colorado #alwaysadventure #crazy #epic
According to reporting partner 9News in Denver, resort CEO John Buhler recently said staff tries to prevent guests from approaching the animals, which are generally mild-mannered unless they feel threatened.
A Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman said the agency has jurisdiction over the moose and are the only law enforcement personnel that can decide to tranquilize and move a moose.
Officials say you should stay at least 30 yards away from large wildlife. If an animal appears to be aggressive, back away slowly, but do not turn your back. A charging moose can reach speeds up to 35 miles per hour.
No injuries were reported from this incident.