WILSON, Wyo. — On Friday morning, a Wilson resident was injured after being charged by a bull moose according to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.
Game and Fish officials received the report Saturday and promptly responded to the scene, but did not see the moose in the area.
The man was reportedly walking his dog on the bike path northeast of the Wilson Elementary School around 7:15 a.m. on Friday when he noticed the bull moose approximately 50 yards away.
It was reported that his dog was at his side when the bull decided to charge him and knocked him down. The man was admitted to the hospital for his injuries.
While human injuries from moose are not common, Game and Fish officials are warning people that it is now the fall mating season for moose, elk and other ungulates and to give wildlife plenty of room.
Moose and elk are relatively common throughout the Jackson Hole valley, but especially along the Snake River corridor and slopes of the Teton Range, including residential areas associated with the towns of Wilson, Teton Village and Jackson.