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Mama moose sees grizzly bear approaching her calf and steps in to save it
This grizzly bear has been stalking this family of moose since the baby calves were born and mama moose has had enough.
Jaclyn Abergas
06.08.22

What would you do if your children were being stalked by a predator?

It doesn’t matter if you’re a human mother or an animal mother, nothing comes between a mother and her child.

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This video was shot in Glacier National Park in Montana, USA, and features a mother moose, her two baby calves, and a grizzly bear stalking them.

“Right outside of Many Glacier Hotel in Glacier National Park, a moose gave birth to two calves. Almost immediately a grizzly began stalking them day and night,” the person who took the video shared.

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At the start of the video, a mother moose stays in the lake with one of her baby calves.

They’re still near the shore to keep the baby calves safe from drowning, perhaps.

And you can clearly see the grizzly bear on the bottom of the screen waiting for the right opportunity to grab the baby away from its mother.

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The bear inches closer and closer, perhaps waiting for the mother moose to step a few more steps away from her baby so he can grab the calf.

But the mother knew what was going on and she kept a close eye on both her babies, although at the start of the video, we can only see one of the babies.

There was a point when the mother moose looked straight at the bear to give her a stare.

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It seemed to work because the bear did move back a few steps.

But the bear wasn’t giving up easily.

And the mother moose probably knew that because, even if she did look away, she still kept close to her baby.

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And she was right to do so.

A few seconds later, the bear started to slap the ground to scare the baby and its mother and try to dominate them. It did work for the baby.

But the mother moose was not having it.

She charged at the bear, who ran away quickly!

Oh, this bear didn’t know who it was dealing with. Never ever come between a mother and her child.

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This grizzly bear is lucky he found out the easy way.

Although, the bear didn’t leave immediately. It still tried to figure out another way to get to the babies.

The mother moose could not believe it. She could not believe the bear hasn’t left yet.

She got out of the water when her babies got out, never keeping her eyes off the bear. And when the bear still wouldn’t leave, she charged at the bear, who scrambled off towards the woods.

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Moose are not usually aggressive. But when there’s a threat to themselves or to their babies, they will fight back.

And you might believe they can’t do much harm but their powerful kicks have been known to break bones and even kill their predators.

Whoa.

And if you get caught between a mother moose and a predator, back away and don’t make sudden moves.

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And if they do charge at you, get behind a tree or large rock for protection.

Watch the video below to see how aggressive a moose can get.

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By Jaclyn Abergas
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Jaclyn Abergas is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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