Two snowboarders who chased a moose down Whitefish Mountain Resort last month now face a $225 fine.     Photo: Steven Tulissi/Thinkstock

Snowboarders Chase Moose

Fined for animal harassment

A pair of snowboarders who chased a moose down Whitefish Mountain Resort in Montana must pay $225 for harassing wildlife.

Hunter Lamoureux and Charlie Rush stumbled across the moose last month, and with cries of “Oh my God,” pursued the animal down a run. The chase ended suddenly when the moose stopped, turned around, and charged Lamoureux, who was holding the camera. After the filmmaker wiped out, the four-legged creature took off into the forest.      

Lamoureux posted the video of the escapade two weeks ago on Facebook with the caption, “Just chasing a moose while snowboarding … no big deal.”             

The Flathead National Forest Service apparently disagreed and fined Rush $225.

“We do have regulations about harassing wildlife, and what they did fell under that,” a Forest Service representative told CNN.  

What do you think — do the snowboarders deserve the $225 fine? 

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Fyodorov completed a solo, out-and-back run from Oymyakon, the coldest settlement on the planet. Nicknamed "Pole of Cold," a weather station in the remote Russian town recorded the temperature being minus 90 degrees Fahrenheit in February 1933, which is considered the lowest temperature ever recorded in the Northern Hemisphere.

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"I had [sic] about other marathons around the globe, naming themselves 'the coldest', like the most recent North Pole marathon with runners going at -28C," Fyodorov told Siberian Times. "I thought surely this cannot be right. Our Oymyakon is the coldest inhabited place in the Northern Hemisphere. Why don't we arrange a marathon here?"

After completing the race in 5:08, the man sipped some champagne and ran indoors.

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