WILSON, Wyo. – On Friday morning, a Wilson resident was injured after being indicted by a bull moose, according to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.
Game and Fish officials received the report on Saturday and responded quickly to the scene, but did not see the moose in the area.
The man was walking his dog on the bike path northeast of Wilson Elementary School around 7:15 a.m. Friday when he noticed the bull moose about 50 yards away.
It was reported that his dog was by his side when the bull decided to charge him and knocked him unconscious. The man was hospitalized for his injuries.
While human injuries from moose are not common, hunting and fishing officials are warning people that now is fall mating season for moose, elk and other ungulates and to leave plenty of space for wildlife.
Moose and elk are relatively common throughout the Jackson Hole Valley, but especially along the Snake River Corridor and the slopes of the Teton Range, including the residential areas associated with the towns of Wilson, Teton Village and Jackson.
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Caroline Chapman is a community news reporter who recently made her home in Jackson. Born and raised in Connecticut, she enjoys reading non-fiction, skiing, hiking, and playing the piano in her spare time. She is very passionate about presenting and pursuing stories that have a direct impact on the lives of individuals in the community. Her favorite aspect of life in Jackson is the genuine admiration the people of Wyoming share for the land and the life it sustains.