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This could have turned out really bad!

by Randy Allen

This could have had a very bad ending.  Never mess with a moose!

A Montana teenager has been fined $250 after his friend posted a video of his encounter with a moose while the two were snowboarding.

The video was posted to Facebook with the caption, "Just chasing a moose while snowboarding...no big deal."

But a Forest Service spokesperson said, “We do have regulations about harassing wildlife, and this video fell under that.”

The rep said that they were lucky they weren’t hurt, adding, "At the end of the video, you notice that the moose stops and turns. That could have had a very bad outcome for the snowboarder.