Newton’s Third Law, dictating equal and opposite force between two objects, was recently exemplified with true frontier flare.
An unidentified Houston, AK man is reported to have kicked a moose and, as a result, received minor injuries plus a major lesson in how not to treat wildlife.
According to local news sources the man encountered a cow with calf at his Armstrong Road home and intentionally kicked the mother as means to move the animal. Officials speculate the moose to have scorned such treatment and repaid the aggressive act in kind.
Wildlife officials advise the spring period makes for unpredictable moose, tired from a long winter and often protective about their young.
Both cow and calf were reported to have quit the scene by the time of police arrival.
It's unclear whether the man was kicked or stomped.