A huge debate is brewing about a man who, while snowmobiling out west with his son, shot a moose with a Glock after it attacked him.
At issue is whether the father prompted the attack by not being initially patient enough for the moose to mosey on off the trail. The video shows the father and son encountering the young moose, attempting to get it to move or leave, then moving forward a bit and it attacks, kicking the father in the chest.
The man reportedly has a heart condition, too. A moose is huge and has tremendous force when kicking with its hooves. After attacking the man the moose moves on but by this time the man has his gun in hand and is chambering a round. The moose turns back, facing them, and the father shoots it multiple times with his pistol.
Was the moose aggressive and defending its turf? Was the father in the clear to protect himself since a powerful, slashing moose hoof could severely injure or kill him?
What do you think? We’d like to hear your thoughts.