Because my husband regularly commutes along the Winooski River, he often encounters deer, woodchucks, even fly-fishermen in hipwaders standing in the water. But the other day something swimming caught his attention and he realized a moose was heading towards him. He stopped his bike, hardly believing what he saw, but also to give the mammal room should the moose lumber up the bank. But fortunately, the same instance the animal saw my husband and headed back the way he came. The moose eventually stood on the far bank, dripping wet, all leggy 8 feet of him.. "He was a big boy!", exclaimed my husband as he called home immediately after he got to his office. "With 6" antlers."
I think I would've peed my pants had the moose bumbled toward me!