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Worker Attacked by Baby Moose in Maine

(Image Courtesy: Vimeo / Wes Livingston)

(Image Courtesy: Vimeo / Wes Livingston)

(WGGB) — A contractor working on a moose research project in Maine found himself in quite the encounter with his subject.

The Bangor Daily News reports that Wes Livingston was in Maine, working on a project for the state’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

The project, according to the state, will run five years and involves collaring thirty adult female moose and thirty calves.

The hope is that researchers will be able to get a better understanding of health of Maine’s moose population.

In a video released online, it appears that once he removed a blind and some leg restraints, Livingston, who works for a New Mexico-based contractor, is confronted by the female calf.

The calf charges at Livingston once, then retreats. The moose then goes in and the video shows the moose hitting Livingston with her hooves.

“First time I ever got beat up by a baby moose,” Livingston is heard saying in the video.

After another what appears to be another charge by the moose, the moose just stands there.

Eventually, Livingston tossed a stick at the moose, which drove it back off into the woods.

“…Build them pretty tough in Maine,” Livingston adds.


  • doggone

    Maybe the moose don’t like all the taxpayer’s money being wasted because of them !!

  • http://HaggisBrain.com Ed The Genius

    Well he works for the Dept of the inbred fisheries and wildlife, how can that money be wasted? I’m not sure why they need to do a study on moose that are on the comeback trail bigtime. Study declining species. But it doesn’t say it is taxpayers money.

  • http://HaggisBrain.com Ed The Genius

    doggone: You maybe shocked at this, but moose don’t pay taxes, not because they aren’t supposed to, but because nobody wants to try to collect. And polls say 7 out of 8 moose that were asked about it, grunted and walked away. The 8th one attacked the pollster.

  • http://HaggisBrain.com Ed The Genius

    The more I watch it, the more it looks like my ex wife, and not a baby moose. But then my ex was bigger and uglier.

  • doggone

    Lol

  • http://HaggisBrain.com Ed The Genius

    As I reviewed this, it appears to me to be the photographers fault. He really is dressed quite provocatively. The orange moose costume is OK, but the giant G string probably drove this young man into a sexull frenzy. This guy is like that idiot with the bears Treadwell who lived with the bears, until they got hungry… He is now know as bear pile #367.