(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.