Of all the wild creatures you never, ever, want to hit while riding a motorcycle, a moose is definitely at the top of the list.
Adam Cahill of Gander, Newfoundland, nearly did just that, barely missing what appears to be a yearling moose by mere feet while traveling at cruising speed on the Trans-Canada Highway. What’s more amazing is that it was his second near-miss with North America’s largest deer in a week, according to CBC News.
The first close encounter, he told the news agency, prompted him to start wearing a helmet cam, which resulted in this exciting clip. The moose darts onto the road just as Cahill approaches, and with more than a bit of driving skill, the rider manages to avoid both the moose and an oncoming pickup truck.
Moose experts in Newfoundland and Labrador say that moose/vehicle collisions tend to rise during May and June because adult females about to give birth run the previous year’s offspring out of their territories, leaving youngsters that are unwise to the ways of the world to find their own way.