BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. (NewsNation Now) — A bull moose was caught on camera damaging a car with its antlers in Boulder County, Colorado.
The incident was captured by Chris Devlin, according to NewsNation affiliate KDVR. Boulder County Open Space said the car was empty. The car owner came back to the car and found a note from the videographer.
BCOS said that moose act ornery during rutting season.
Rut, also known as mating season, is here for elk and moose. The season lasts through mid-October for elk and early October for Moose. Mule deer mating season peaks from November to December, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
Getting too close to wildlife can be very dangerous, especially during the rut. If you’re ever in close proximity to wildlife, experts suggest you hold your thumb up over the animal at a distance. If your thumb covers the animal’s body entirely, you are likely a safe distance away.
It is also important to remember to never feed wild animals.
NewsNation affiliate KDVR contributed to this report.