Drone pilot videos bull moose’s rate double-antler head-bang snap
If only haircuts were as exciting. When bull moose crave a more light-headed feeling each winter, they rid themselves of their weighty antlers with a sudden, mighty shake of the noggin that snaps them right off – an entirely unpredictable gesture performed deep in the wild that a Canadian drone pilot with impeccable timing somehow managed to capture on video.
Derek Burgoyne has a thing about moose antlers that motivates him into the frozen forests of New Brunswick in the dead of winter to search for the over-sized members of the deer family – or at least come across remains of their discarded headgear for his collection. But in addition to being a tad weird that way, Burgoyne also proved himself incredibly lucky when on a recent outing he decided to begin recording from the drone he uses to locate bull moose at the very moment one of the creatures snapped both its horns off at once with a couple abrupt shakes.
Burgoyne says he was out snowshoeing around the…