Snowboarders Chase Moose

Fined for animal harassment

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

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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