VIRGINIA CITY, Mont. (AP) — Montana wildlife officials say a woman was injured over the weekend when she was knocked to the ground in a surprise encounter with a moose.
The 66-year-old woman broke her wrist when the cow moose charged at her from a patch of willow trees and struck her as she was walking her dog in Virginia City on Friday.
The woman told a game warden that the moose was with a yearling calf. State officials say moose can be defensive and dangerous in surprise encounters.
They advise anyone charged by a moose to take cover behind a tree or other solid object.