Man Killed By Charging Moose Was Snapping Photos 0f Her Baby Calves

More details have emerged in the senseless death of a Homer man by a charging moose. As the Associated Press reports, the man was attempting to take photos of the moose’s newborn calves and apparently got too close to the protective mother:

The man killed Sunday was identified as Dale Chorman of Homer, said Austin McDaniel, a spokesperson for the Alaska Department of Public Safety.

The female moose had recently given birth to the calves in Homer.

“As they were walking through the brush looking for the moose, that’s when the cow moose attacked Dale,” McDaniel said.