Accessibility/Mobile Features
Skip Navigation
Skip to Content
Editorial News
Classified Sites

The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION

Angry moose soon to reproduce may have excuse for pedestrian abuse

SMITHERS, B.C. - Residents of Smithers, B.C., are being urged to give a morose moose a wide berth, at least until after it gives birth.

Smithers conservation officer Flint Knibbs says the creature was first spotted Wednesday near homes in the northwestern B.C. town.

He says it seemed to be acting normally so officials decided not to intervene.

But the same moose, which has now been determined to be pregnant, was later spotted following a passing pedestrian and appeared to kick her in the back of the head with its front hoof.

Fortunately, the woman was not seriously hurt, but a video of the incident, posted online, shows the encounter had the potential to be very nasty.

Moose are profuse around Smithers, and Knibbs says the grumpy mother-to-be didn't appear to be acting aggressively, so no action is planned. (CFTK)

  • Rate this Rate This Star Icon
  • This article has not yet been rated.
  • We want you to tell us what you think of our articles. If the story moves you, compels you to act or tells you something you didn’t know, mark it high. If you thought it was well written, do the same. If it doesn’t meet your standards, mark it accordingly.

    You can also register and/or login to the site and join the conversation by leaving a comment.

    Rate it yourself by rolling over the stars and clicking when you reach your desired rating. We want you to tell us what you think of our articles. If the story moves you, compels you to act or tells you something you didn’t know, mark it high.

Sort by: Newest to Oldest | Oldest to Newest | Most Popular 0 Commentscomment icon

You can comment on most stories on brandonsun.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is register and/or login and you can join the conversation and give your feedback.

There are no comments at the moment. Be the first to post a comment below.

Post Your Commentcomment icon

Comment
  • You have characters left

The Brandon Sun does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. Comments are moderated before publication. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

Brandon Sun Business Directory
Submit a Random Act of Kindness
Why Not Minot?
Welcome to Winnipeg

Social Media