Women attacked by moose while walking dog in Colorado

GILPIN COUNTY, CO - Two women are hospitalized after being attacked by a moose in Colorado.

The woman were walking their dogs in Gilpin County, east of Denver, Sunday around 10 a.m. when they heard a noise behind them and the moose went after them, according to Jennifer Churchill with Colorado Parks & Wildlife.

One woman was kicked, the other woman was stomped, Churchill said.

Both women were taken to St. Anthony's Hospital.

Wildlife officers tried to track down the moose, but did not find it.

Churchill said the woman didn't do anything wrong, moose just see dogs as a threat.

The dogs in this case were not hurt.

Colorado's moose population is reaching about 1,000 animals, according to Colorado Parks & Wildlife.

Experts say if you encounter a moose in the wild, walk away from it, do not walk towards it.

They also suggest if you are walking with dogs, they should be on leash.

"If you see a moose, control the dogs and walk away from the moose with the dogs," according to CPAW.

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