Galloping moose takes to slopes in Colorado; three moose relocated from resort

A screenshot from video of a moose on a ski run in Colorado recently.

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — A moose on the loose caught several skiers and snowboarders by surprise as it galloped headlong down a run at Breckenridge Ski Resort in Colorado.

Cheri Luther was snowboarding recently when she saw the moose approaching, and she shot video of the large animal coming within feet of her.

Luther, who kept snowboarding, is heard saying, “Oh, my God, I don’t know where to go” before screaming as the moose runs by her.

Resort officials say no one was hurt, and the encounter is a good reminder that skiers and snowboarders share the mountain with wildlife. But later, three moose that reportedly were threatening a group of Nordic skiers at the resort were relocated by police and wildlife officers, the Breckenridge Police Department said. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials said it’s unknown if one of the animals relocated was the one in the video.

In late December, a rare lynx strolled nonchalantly across the Purgatory resort in southwestern Colorado, walking through a crowd of skiers and snowboarders who stopped to take videos. The lynx was found dead just days later, having died of natural causes, wildlife officials said.

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