VIDEO: Dillon Man Remains Still as Moose Comes Very Close
September 16, 2021
A man in Dillon, MT had a close encounter of the moose kind when a full-grown male moose walked right past him, pausing for a moment to give him a real close look.
In his own words, the man says he was "by myself going out for a deer/elk hunt on opening morning. I had just stood up to stretch my legs after sitting for a while. Off to the side of me, I noticed a set of antlers coming towards me, on the other side of the willows."
Then, when it became apparent that the approaching antlers were connected to a great big moose, he realized that this could get dangerous: "I was never expecting it to be a moose and definitely wasn't expecting it to come so close to me. I stayed as still as I could while trying to control my breathing. I didn't even look directly at the moose until he was past me, so it was nice to have the video to really get a good look at him after. A little nerve-racking, but an amazing experience nonetheless."
When he inspected the video later, he was able to see what he had captured on video: a singular encounter with the biggest member of the deer family alive on Earth. And unlike this guy, he didn't try to feed it a carrot by hand.