Trail Camera Caught 2 Bull Moose Going Horn to Horn

Written by Hannah Crawford
Published: September 20, 2023
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Fighting is universal whether it is man, animal, or alien. Okay, well, maybe not alien. However, we think you get the point. Fights happen for a variety of different reasons, and let’s just see what happens with this fight below between two moose. 

Moose Sighting in Idaho

The next video posted at the bottom of this blog post was uploaded by the TrailCamNut TikTok page. This channel is dedicated to providing original trail camera footage of animals in the wild in Idaho. This channel offers a variety of footage on animals such as deer, black bears, mountain lions, elk, whitetail bucks, and wolf pups, to list a few. 

Moose Caught on Trail Camera

At the start of this video, we see a snowy and cold what looks to be a falling night. There is a thick blanket of snow all around these two enormous bull moose. We see them from the start appearing to be fighting. Why are they fighting? Well, it’s impossible to give a definitive answer as we don’t have any background to this video. Let’s take a quick look at why animals in the wild fight.

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Why Do Animals Fight?

Animals fight for a variety of reasons. According to Scientific American, “Animals compete for resources, such as territory, food, and mates. Sometimes these contests are mild and cause no physical harm.” 

However, these fights don’t always end well. Sometimes, the results end up in a death that is beyond just a quiet death. “Other times they are violent and end in severe injury or death.”

So, whether it was territory, prey, or a female, these bulls were going head to head, or rather horn to horn. We see them bucking against each other to gain better footing in this deep snow. Around 25 seconds, we hear the clash of their horns come together as they get more intense. 

What States Do Moose Live In?

Two moose in a northern New England Pond

Moose can live up to 16 years.

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Moose (Alces alces) of the genus Alces are gorgeous mammals that weigh anywhere from 270-720 kilograms (600-1,580 pounds). They are fast animals that can reach up to 20 miles per hour, which makes them a beauty to see in the wild.

There are approximately 1.5 million moose in the world! They live in a variety of locations, such as Eurasia, Europe, and North America. As far as the United States goes, it is estimated that 300,000 moose live in 19 states. Alaska takes the lead at having 175,000 moose. 

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About the Author

Hannah Crawford is a writer at A-Z Animals where she focuses on reptiles, mammals, and locations in Africa. Hannah has been researching and writing about animals and various countries for over eight years. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Communication\Performance Studies from Pensacola Christian College, which she earned in 2015. Hannah is a resident in Florida, and enjoys theatre, poetry, and growing her fish tank.

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