Contact Us

Moose Stomps Dog to Death on Colorado Hiking Trail

This is just one of those stories that is so heartbreaking in every way, shape, and form.

Over the past several weeks, there has been an influx in moose encounters all over Colorado due to rutting season (which is basically their mating season) where moose can become more aggressive than usual. It’s important to always remember that moose are NOT afraid of people or dogs and that was a painful reminder to the owners of a dog named Arlo who was trampled to death on a hiking trail on Saturday.

Download the KKNN Mobile App Now

The incident happened on the Masontown Trail out in Frisco, Colorado where, according to the Summit County Rescue Group, the dog was roaming off-leash past its owners when it encountered three moose, one of which trampled him to death as he tried to get back towards his family.

The Summit County Rescue Team later posted this yesterday about moose safety and it’s something that needs to be taken seriously when spotting a moose (or ANY type of wildlife in the wild.)

Yesterday a dog named Arlo was hiking on the Masontown trail in Frisco with his family and found himself ahead of his…

Posted by Summit County Rescue Group on Sunday, October 31, 2021

Moose do NOT fear humans and when they see dogs, they treat them like wolves. They see dogs as a major threat so they will attack to do what they feel they need to do to protect themselves so it’s extra important to keep your dogs leashed up when on trails so they don’t wander too far away from you.

Our thoughts go out to this dog’s owners which I can’t even begin to imagine the heartbreak they’re feeling today.

So, what is one to do if and when you come across a moose in the wild? The Summit Rescue Group posted a tweet that includes a video from Colorado Parks and Wildlife about what to do and what NOT to do.

Click here to view photo gallery Click here to view photo gallery

Best of 95 Rock

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Sign up to have news and information about your community delivered to your email.