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Cyclist almost collides with ramshackle moose

Joshua Dennis, 12 years old, was riding a bicycle on a trail in a mountainous region of Talkeetna, Alaska (USA), when he was surprised by a wild animal that appeared in front of him. The boy’s reflexes enabled him to brake the bike before colliding with the moose. The scene was recorded and published on the junior cyclist’s Youtube channel; watch below.

Startled, Joshua shouts at the companions who have ventured with him on the trail. He says he was just inches away from the moose collision.

The child cyclist’s mother said, in an interview with the Daily Mail, that the boy was both excited and scared.

“He had adrenaline running through his veins,” said the mother.

Moose are the largest species of deer on the planet and are distributed throughout North America, Europe and Asia. They can reach a speed of 56 km/h in short distance races.