Drozdov explained what the threat of a meeting with a moose near the reservoir The scientist emphasized that there is no need to call and try to feed the moose.
Zoologist and TV presenter Nikolai Drozdov told how to behave when meeting a moose near a city reservoir.
“This is completely normal. Inside the park, moose also constantly see people, and are no longer afraid. An elk cannot live for more than three days without water, ”he told the Moscow 24 TV channel.
The expert noted that these animals can be dangerous, so it is better not to come into contact with them, not to try to pet them, especially not to behave aggressively.
“We have to be careful, you can't make a moose angry. You can watch and take pictures. There is no need to call to your place in order to scratch behind your ear, ”he stressed.
He also stressed that there is no need to beckon and try to feed the elk.
“You need to know that the elk kicks with its front legs. Beats very sharply with the front hooves. Serious injury may result, be careful. It can also beat with horns, but the moose's horns have now dropped, and new ones have not yet grown, ”the zoologist specified.
Going into the water while the elk is resting there is also not worth it. Better to give him a drink and watch from afar.
“Not that he will attack you, but he can get scared. The main thing is not to bother him, not to frighten him. If he suddenly runs, he can hurt one of the children. And so he quietly drank and left, and you admire – contact with nature, “- he summed up.