After hearing the stories from Canadian friends about wild Moose and problems they can cause, it is sure weird looking at these photos of Moose hitched up.
In their area, the Moose are just bad news for all creatures living around them. Mother Moose with calves with HUNT DOWN other animals and attack them!! One friend was chased by a bull Moose, and only escaped because his horse had been chased by Moose before! Horse knew what to do, and rider was "taken for the ride of his life!!" but they were unhurt by the Moose who chase them FIVE MILES! Horse ran thru the trees, uphill, kept in the tight areas where Moose couldn't get up any speed. Paul lost his glasses, had most of his shirt ripped off, but no serious injuries. We saw some cattle the Moose had chased with big scars from striking hooves ripping their skin open. Usually the cattle are so injured they die or get put them down when the guys find them with huge infected or fly-blown wounds.
We were up there and bought that horse from him along with two others. We got questioned in the nearest store where we bought fuel for the truck. "You the folks that bought Bug? Helluva horse, outran that Moose that was after him and Paul. You take good care of that horse, he is pretty special! Not many horses get away from a mad Moose, unhurt." Quite the local Celebrity horse. He was a wonderful horse for us as well. He didn't save us from any Moose, but was one of the best horses anyone could want for all our needs.
I have just never looked at Moose the same, after hearing how they are actually the worst predator to injure animals or people in that neck of the woods. Bears don't even come close to causing damage to cattle that the Moose do.