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Moose Attacks and Injures Woman Hiking on Colorado Trail

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Moose Attacks and Injures Woman Hiking on Colorado Trail

Posted 2023-10-06  by  Stephanie Mallory

The hiker suffered three broken vertebrae and a broken rib

A woman walking on a trail with her dog in Boulder County, Colorado, suffered serious injuries when a moose attacked and trampled her.

According to 9 News, the attack happened on the South Saint Vrain Trail.

Chris Ray said the moose charged her from behind, headbutted, and stomped on her several times.

She was able to walk to a neighbor's house nearby for help and called Boulder County deputies. She was then taken to the local hospital.

“She broke three of my vertebrae in my back and one of my ribs and she also did a lot of damage to my kidney area,” Ray told 9 News.

She said she currently has to use her hiking sticks to walk around her home.

Her dog Nala is OK.

Wildlife officers posted signs near the trail warning visitors of an aggressive moose.

Ray said she believes the female moose attacked because it likely had a calf in the area.

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