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Moose chases skiers, snowboarders at Colorado resort

By Ben Hooper

Jan. 22 (UPI) -- A visitor to a Colorado ski resort captured video of a moose charging at panicked skiers and snowboarders.

Lauren "Lo" Drogsvold posted a video to Instagram showing what happened when she and her husband were visiting the Breckenridge Ski Resort.

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Drogsvold said the encounter took place about 2:30 p.m. on the Four O'Clock Run, about a half a mile from where the trail splits off to return to the gondola.

The photographer said she and her husband first spotted a crowd of onlookers before they noticed the people were watching a bull moose in the middle of the run. She said the moose started charging after only a few seconds.

Drogsvold said she believes the moose charged the crowd because people were not following proper protocol for wildlife encounters.

"We're familiar with the dangers of moose, and I feel like, as a local, it's our responsibility to try to educate people about moose and keep them safe if we can," she told the Summit Daily.

"If you see a moose, you don't walk up to it, you don't approach it," Drogsvold said. "You get the hell away from there and leave them alone."

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She said no one was injured in the moose encounter.

"It could have been really bad," Drogsvold said. "I feel like we all got super lucky."

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