Two women were attacked by a moose on Sunday in Colorado while they were out walking with their dogs.
Jacqueline Boron and her friend were walking behind her house when suddenly they came face to face with an aggressive moose. “All of a sudden, I looked up and he was looking right at me and grunted and charged,” Boron told Fox News.
Boron said she fell down and the moose stomped on her head, arm and elsewhere. She suffered four broken ribs and needed 15 stitches and staples to her head after the attack. Her friend was able to get away from the moose after being stomped on.
Neighbor Chris Hockley said he heard Boron’s friend yelling for help, notes CNN affiliate KDVR. “This lady comes running up to the house and she’s covered in blood all over her arms and chest. She says, ‘He’s still hurting her. He’s still hurting her.'”
Boron said that after awhile the moose stopped attacking her and she was able to reach the nearby trees to try and prevent it from possibly attacking her again.
While many assume moose to be calm and docile animals, wildlife experts say that they can actually get quite aggressive at times.