WESTFORD, Vt. - It was not what Brent Olsen expected to see when he woke up at his home in Westford Sunday morning — a bull moose with a hoof on his car. “I had run out in my shorts from the morning and I started hollering at it. ‘Do not jump on my car Mr. Moose.,’” Olsen recalled. After chasing it away from his vehicle, Olsen was intrigued by the up-close encounter with the moose. He grabbed his camcorder as it walked around his yard. “A moose with ivy in its horns. I thought it was kind of cute,” he said. But the moose’s behavior quickly became anything but cute. “It scared the crap out of me,” Olsen said. He ran for safety inside his home, leaving the camcorder outside. Apparently the moose wanted to go inside the home too. “My roommate had gone in to his bedroom and had his .32 special rifle out and he said he was going to defend the house. He was going to shoot it if it was coming in the house,” Olsen said.After observing it for a period of time, a state game warden killed the moose, saying it exhibited signs of brain worm. The parasite causes odd behavior, like walking in tight circles. It can also make the animals off balance and cause their heads to tilt. “Very sad to see a beautiful healthy animal suffer from something like this,” Olsen said.
Now that was one angry moose. I mean I nearly pissed myself when that thing charged. I didn’t even know Moose got angry like that. I thought they just chilled and ate grass. Not this motherfucker. He meant business. Just kicking his legs at you and shit.
PS – Got to love Vermont people. Just a different breed. The only thing that was missing with this story is I would have bet my ass Taylor Coppenwrath was going to be the game warden.