A rare video showing a moose shedding its antlers has gone viral on social media. The clip was shared on Facebook by user Tyra Bogert. It shows a moose parked in perfect camera view, pauses for a moment, then shakes its body like a dog, dropping its antlers off its head.
“So cool to be on video! Moose dropping antlers at my house!” Ms. Bogut wrote in the caption of the post, which has been viewed more than 316,000 times and liked more than 3,700 times.
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according to new york post, the video was filmed in Alaska. It shows the moose’s antlers popping from its head. It also shows the animal appeared to have been startled by the loss and ran away quickly.
Internet users react quickly to video. “Cool, I didn’t know they went down so fast lol,” wrote one user. “Wow!!! That’s so neat!” said another.
A third Facebook user commented: “This is the coolest thing I’ve ever seen.” A fourth added, “Wow! So cool, I’m so jealous.”
Speaking to the media, Ms. Bogut said she was at her sister’s house when she received a notification from a Ring camera about movement at the front door. She opened it immediately, and she watched in real time as the moose shed its antlers.
Ms Bogut revealed the antlers measure about 50 inches. She said she was now going to install the antlers on one of their walls.
Meanwhile, moose shed their antlers after mating season, according to the Yukon Wildlife Refuge. Only male moose have antlers, and their growth is regulated by testosterone.
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