Anchorage, AK — Heavy snowfall is causing a spike in aggression with moose in the valley.
An elderly man in Willow is recovering from serious injuries he suffered in a moose-stomping Friday evening.
George Murphy, 83, was injured when a moose chased after his dogs and he ended-up in the middle of the melee.
The attack came on the same day that another man in the Mat-Su Valley was forced to shoot a moose after it started attacking his pet dogs.
Wildlife officials say that moose are stressed by this winter's heavy snowfall. The snow has buried plant life that they depend upon for food so they're moving into communities and onto roadways in search of forage.