I Can’t Stop Watching This Moose Casually Shake Off Its Antlers
This just might be a once-in-a-generation shot.
A view from above a moose as it sheds its antlers.
What's most interesting is how it does it in one move.
A quick shake of the head that both antlers and DONE and on the ground.
You'll see it in the video below.
The angle from above is PERFECT!
Watching a bull or buck shed an antler in front of them is what every shed hunter dreams of....this will be a moment I will never forget!! On January 12th, 2023 in New Brunswick, Canada this great bull moose sheds not only 1 side...but both antlers while I was recording with my drone!! I feel very fortunate to have this once in a lifetime moment and record this extremely rare footage!! Enjoy this amazing moment I was privileged to experience! (Adventures In The Wild).
The young man who shot the video was out in the woods on a cold winter morning, flying his drone when he saw the moose and parked the craft right above it.
Talk about perfect timing.
Bull moose shed their antlers every winter and grow new ones during the spring and summer months.
The sheddings are left behind and are highly prized by hunters.
Moose antlers are HUGE!
According to National Geographic:
Moose are the world’s largest deer species, with males capable of standing more than six feet at the shoulder and weighing up to 1,800 pounds, with antlers tipping the scales at 80 pounds.
After the moose walked away he landed his drone and went in, looking for the antlers.
After a male moose reaches one year of age he starts to grow antlers that increase in size.
Over the life of the moose, those antlers will become more elaborate with more points and heavier.
Their purpose is to defend against predators like bears and mountain lions. Also, during the mating season, the antlers are used to challenge others for the rights to the ladies.
Big antlers scare off rivals.