Passed-Out Man Sleeps Through Moose Encounter

A man in Breckenridge survived an encounter with two moose by simply being unaware of it. The animals came within a foot of the sleeping man but he never woke up.

Jimmy Orr

July 27, 20222 min read

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(Cowboy State Daily Staff)

It’s probably a good thing that a sleeping man in Breckenridge didn’t wake up when two moose came within a foot of him on Monday.

The unknown man was passed out on a lawn when two moose came up behind him to investigate.

According to the Summit Daily in Colorado, witnesses said the man was in “deep sleep” when the moose sauntered by The Crown, a popular restaurant in the area.

The owner and a friend told the newspaper they didn’t know what to do. They eventually tried to wake him up but to no avail.

“Should we try to wake this guy up?” one of the bystanders said to the other.

“There’s a moose behind you dude!” the other yelled. “There’s moose behind you.”

“No, no, no, no, no, no no,” said the first bystander as the first moose got within a foot of the slumbering man.

But both moose didn’t seem to care as they walked on by.

As for the man, he eventually woke up.

The Summit Daily reports that he never moved during the ordeal, which lasted about five minutes.

One of them eventually went to talk to the man. He told them that he had been wearing earbuds so missed the cautionary advice.

“At first, she said the man laughed sat the encounter but that when she showed him the video, he turned serious,” the newspaper wrote.

Much Better Results

The sleeping guy fared much better than a snowmobiler in Canada earlier this year who was stomped repeatedly for trying to pet a moose.

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Jimmy Orr

Executive Editor

A third-generation Wyomingite, Jimmy Orr is the executive editor and co-founder of Cowboy State Daily.