Hikers in the Calgary area were surprised recently to spot two large bull moose emerge from the woods and square off in a roadside clash that presumably was over the affections of a nearby female moose.
"We came driving around the corner when the moose came tumbling down the right side of the road," Tawny Tersmette, who captured the footage from inside her car, told the Toronto Sun.
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It's rutting season and the males have moved to lower elevations to find cows to mate with, but first they must try to establish dominance over other males.
Tersmette said the fight lasted about 20 minutes and the moose with the larger rack seemed to prevail because "the other ran off into the forest."
She told CBC: "I’ve seen deer rut before, but never moose. These were the biggest bulls I've ever seen."
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