Man Sleeps Through Moose Encounter in Breckenridge, Colorado

A man snoozing on a riverbank in Breckenridge, Colorado, on July 25 was left undisturbed as two moose moseyed by him, to the amusement of people watching a short distance away.

Footage of the encounter was captured and posted on Instagram by Sara Cox, who runs a coffee shop on the opposite bank of the Blue River.

“Should we wake this guy up?” someone says in Cox’s video. “There’s some moose behind you, dude!” another person yells.

The snoozing man doesn’t react to their warnings, prompting concern from onlookers. The moose, however, show little interest in him and continue on their way.

Cox told Storyful that, after the moose left, she walked over, woke the man up, and showed him the video.

“He was wearing ear buds,” Cox said. “At first he was excited, but then shocked when he saw the video and how close they got to him. The first thing he said to me was, ’I’m not going to show my wife this video’,” she said. Credit: Sara Cox via Storyful

Video transcript

- So are we going to wake this guy up?

- There's a moose behind you, dude! There's moose behind you!

- Oh, no! No! No! No! No! No! No!

- So are we going to wake this guy up?

- There's a moose behind you, dude! There's moose behind you!

- Oh, no! No! No! No! No! No! No!

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