Maine wildlife biologists oversaw a successful moose-capture project in western Maine earlier this month, but the effort didn’t go entirely as planned.

One baby moose apparently didn’t appreciate being netted and lashed out at a member of the crew after it was released.

Wes Livingston, a contract worker for Aero Tech, the New Mexico-based company that conducted the helicopter work, ended up on the wrong end of the moose’s hooves.

“You won’t believe I just got my butt kicked by a calf moose,” Livingston says in a video of the encounter, which took place near Jackman, Maine. “You know, they’re pretty tough in Maine.”

John Holyoke

John Holyoke has been enjoying himself in Maine's great outdoors since he was a kid. Today, he's the Outdoors editor for the BDN, a job that allows him to meet up with Maine outdoors enthusiasts in their...