A woman in her 50s was hospitalized after she was trampled by a moose in front of her house in Breckenridge, CO. She suffered broken bones in the attack.
The woman saw the bull moose in the road as a car was approaching. As she attempted to move the moose on, she was attacked.
“She was very close to the moose at that time,” Randy Hampton, Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman said. “She was knocked down, trampled, received injuries and taken to the hospital.”
The moose was located by officials and shot dead.
“Anytime we have a situation where an animal shows aggression and injures a person the policy is that animal is put down. When they become aggressive toward people, most of the research shows it is likely to happen again.” Hampton added.
The case is still being investigated.