A moose attack was captured on camera when a group of snowmobilers in eastern Idaho had a close call.

Strange Moose Attack

Jeremiah Bigelow recounts that during their ride, a moose positioned itself between him and his brother.

“Moments before I started filming, the moose charged us but stopped 20 feet from us,” Bigelow wrote on social media.

He said he put his snow machine in reverse, but could not back up because his son was right behind him on an older sled that did not have reverse.

Situation Gets Frightening

As the situation unfolded, Bigelow’s brother intervened and diverted the moose’s attention towards himself. Bigelow noted that for a brief moment, it appeared as though the moose was going to veer off the trail and into the nearby forest, but ultimately decided against it.

“My brother thought he could hit the throttle and get out of there but the engine died when he did,” Bigelow said about the moment video shows the moose rushing his brother, before he moved out of the way just in time. “Had my brother not jumped when he did, he would have been crushed under the full weight of the moose against the handlebars.”

The moose ran off after the attack.

“Bad scenario with an okay outcome. Moose was unharmed, and I saw it later walking just fine. Scary,” Bigelow said. 

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