She had to have staples to close a wound on her head
An Alaska woman was kicked in the head by a moose as she was walking her dog, and it was all caught on camera.
According to KTUU, Tracy Hansen was walking her dog, Gunner, down the sidewalk of Old Seward Highway in Anchorage on February 16 when she was knocked to the ground by a moose.
She first thought someone had struck her, but when she looked up, she saw a moose had passed by in front of her.
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"Knowing that the moose had been somewhere behind me, and now here this moose is in front of me, and I'm like 'Was that the moose?'" Hansen told KTUU.
Just before Hansen was kicked by the moose, Kate Timmons was driving down the highway with her family. After witnessing the moose kick Timmons, her family quickly rushed to help, trying to scare the moose away from Hansen and her dog.
My husband was able to pull [Hansen] over the snow bank so we could get her in the truck with her dog and kind of get her out of the way, Timmons said. It definitely seemed unprovoked from our standpoint, and it happened so fast it was just like a matter of getting her out of the situation, getting her help, making sure, you know. My big thing was that she didn't have a head trauma, that there wasn't a bleed or something.
Hansen said she is grateful the Timmons came along when they did.
Kate and I were discussing that the Lord put her in the right place at the right time to be able to help, Hansen said.
Hansen, who is recovering from staples in her head to close the wound, is back to walking Gunner on the same path. She said she still has headaches and bruising throughout her body, but that won't stop her from walking Gunner.
We'll be back on our normal walks, Hansen said. The moose won't stop that.