Watch A House-Sized Moose Stroll Right Past A Man Hiding Behind A Tree

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Written by Kirstin Harrington

Updated: October 21, 2023

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Picture it: It’s a beautiful day and you fancy a stroll in a lush forest. With towering trees, chirping birds, and the perfect weather, it sounds like an ideal way to spend an afternoon. During your walk, you hear something behind you so you quickly hide behind a tree.

Watch This Video Below To See How Close This Man Came To A Massive Strolling Moose!

A large moose just out for a stroll

This is exactly what one man experienced on an otherwise normal day. As he camouflages himself behind a tree, he films what was making all that ruckus behind him: a giant moose! The moose is the largest species of deer

Originally, the Native Americans who lived along Alaska’s major rivers benefited greatly from this creature as a source of food and cloth. Nevertheless, they also pack a rather hefty punch, weighing greater than the typical motorbike.


Moose weigh over 1,000 pounds and measure six feet tall from foot to shoulder.

Moose weigh over 1,000 pounds and measure six feet tall from foot to shoulder. Moose are usually not violent toward humans, but if disturbed, they can be dangerous. Unlike their near relative the deer, moose don’t typically fear people, thus they won’t flee if you approach them.

Because they are not afraid, it is more appealing to interact with them. However, moose, like the majority of animals, will protect their offspring and their home range if they feel intimidated. The person in this video made a smart call by hiding behind the tree when they spotted the giant animal. 

Minding Your Own Business

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Moose are renowned for having exceptional hearing.

As the person is tucked behind the greenery, the moose casually walks by on the dirt path. With how close this individual is, we truly get an up-close look at this gorgeous creature. In the Northern Hemisphere of the US, moose inhabit forested areas and the vicinity of lakes, ponds, and streams. For people who enjoy the outdoors, their habitats make for the perfect vacation destinations.

Moose are renowned for having exceptional hearing. Their calls can carry about two miles, and their ears are more than 60 times bigger than those of a human. If you’re hiding behind a tree, it’s likely that this animal can hear you breathing. While they will be able to hear you, their vision isn’t quite as sharp.

They have very poor vision, almost blindness, but make up for it with highly developed senses of hearing and smell. Because they don’t have enough cones, moose are color-blind. They’re incredibly nearsighted, making it difficult for them to spot anything in the distance. 

They must move their eyes forward to view items in front of them because of the size of their blind area caused by their eye location. They can, however, individually move each of their ears and eyes.

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Kirstin is a writer at A-Z Animals primarily covering animals, news topics, fun places, and helpful tips. Kirstin has been writing on a variety of topics for over five years. She has her real estate license, along with an associates degree in another field. A resident of Minnesota, Kirstin treats her two cats (Spook and Finlay) like the children they are. She never misses an opportunity to explore a thrift store with a coffee in hand, especially if it’s a cold autumn day!

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