A couple in Alaska got to witness a “one-in-a-million occurrence” from their Ring doorbell camera.
The now-viral clip shows a moose walking up and stopping in perfect view of the camera. It paused for a moment and shook its body like a dog trying to shake off water — and then there’s a snapping sound.
The moose’s antlers popped right off its head — and the animal appeared to be startled by the loss of its antlers as it quickly ran away.
Boger’s brother-in-law also posted the video on his TikTok, where it racked up 18.6 million views and 2.6 million likes.
Bogert was staying at her sister’s house when she saw got the notification from her Ring camera about motion at her front door. She immediately opened it, and got to witness the moose shedding it’s antlers in real time.
Her husband Chance called right after to ask who was at the door.
“I’m like, ‘Dude, you’ve got to watch it for yourself! You’ll be so surprised. I don’t want to ruin it,” Bogert told TODAY.com.
She posted a follow-up video showing her husband going to get the antlers — which measured about 50 inches across — and showing them off to the camera.
The couple said they’re going to mount the antlers on one of their walls.
Moose shed their antlers annually after mating season, according to the Yukon Wildlife Preserve.
Bogert told TODAY that many people didn’t know moose shed their antlers.
“They’re like, ‘Oh my gosh, I didn’t even know moose did this in the first place and what do you mean? They can just shake their head and the antlers fall off? They don’t have to be like fighting or scratching a tree? It’s pretty crazy how many people are just uneducated on moose,” she said.
Viewers on Facebook and TIkTok were just as surprised as Bogert imagined.
“Wtf did I just watch? They do that?!” one person said.
“he was like, ‘OMG! MY HAT!’” another quipped.
“Why was that so much more dramatic than I thought it would be?” someone asked.
“I didn’t even know this was a THING!!!! THIS IS A THING!!?!?!” a surprised viewer commented.
“Really didn’t expect them to pop off like the blades on a hand mixer,” another said.
“Not me wondering if they have a headache and then instant relief,” another added.
“I didn’t realize they just took em completely off like a wig,” someone joked.
Some people joked that the moose left the antlers as a Christmas gift, and Bogert mentioned in the comments that she lives about 5 hours south of the North Pole.
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