Sep 25, 2014
Love Hurts (Fatally) For Two Wyoming Moose
Yesterday this amorous bull chased his ladyfriend through Jackson Hole's Gros Venture campground again. Mostly blinded by an eye infection, she stumbled over a picnic table and broke her leg on a fire ring, leading rangers to euthanize her.
Some reports have blamed wildlife watchers and photographers. But having witnessed a similar love romp ten days ago, I agree with Jackson Hole Wildlife Safari's owner Jason Williams. He wrote: "The big factors here are the rut, her disability and man-made obstacles. Though a tragic accident, I don’t see much that could have been avoided, except for shutting down the campsite and removing grates and tables."
Check out his full account, images and videos here.