BRECKENRIDGE (CBS4) – A Colorado woman was rushed to the hospital Saturday evening after a moose stomped her in a Peak Seven neighborhood in Breckenridge.
According to local wildlife managers, two bull moose spent most of the day in a yard, that evening the moose were still there when the unidentified woman came out of a home and tried to “guide the moose away” so some other people could leave the area.READ MORE: Denver Weather: It's Been Seven Years Since The Metro Area Was This Hot, This Early
The young bull moose turned on the woman, knocking her down and trampling her. She suffered broken bones in the attack.READ MORE: Rescue Groups In Colorado Seeing A Concerning Number Of Emergency Calls In 2021
Because the moose showed aggression, the animal was euthanized following the attack.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is still investigating the incident and it’s not clear if the woman will face any charges for approaching the animal.MORE NEWS: Boulder County Cat Found With Bunny Later Tests Positive For The Plague