Woman arrives home to find moose attacking her Prius

By Ben Hooper
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Oct. 27 (UPI) -- An Alaska woman who arrived home to find a moose attacking her car and mailbox filmed helplessly as the animal brutalized her vehicle.

Alberta Laktonen, who posted her footage to YouTube, said she initially spotted the moose wandering in a neighbor's yard while she was walking her dogs.


Laktonen said she arrived him to find the moose was attacking her mailbox and her Toyota Prius.

"Car repairs estimate $5,600 dollars (possibly totaled). No humans or dogs were injured," Laktonen wrote.

Ken Marsh, a spokesman for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, told KTVA-TV the bull moose was exercising pretty typical "demonstrating" behavior for the rutting season.

"Basically it means their hormones are raging and they have this need to show off and show how tough they are," Marsh said.

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