In a recent video posted on Facebook by Summit Daily News, a man is shown whistling at a moose before trying to pet the animal as it charges his position. According to reporter Matt Kroschel, the proper wildlife authorities have been notified and are now seeking to identify the man.
It’s illegal to harass wildlife in the state of Colorado. Harassing wildlife is considered to be the act of “unlawfully endangering,” worrying, annoying, pursuing, or tormenting wildlife – among other things. Typically this charge carries a fine, which can climb to more than $1,000 depending on the situation.
Here’s a video of the interaction. The moose makes the charge at the minute mark.
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