Moose attack victim

Hannah Garland, 27, will be spending the better part of the next six weeks in bed, healing from a moose attack that occurred early Friday morning, March 24, just outside her apartment building in Teton Village. The ambush left Garland with a concussion and every one of her ribs cracked. Her dog Richard came out unscathed, which Garland said is the only thing she cares about.

Hannah Garland finds it oddly comforting that she knows which moose trampled her Friday morning.

“Had it been a rogue moose, I would’ve been constantly living on edge, like ‘Are you the one? Are you the one?’” said Garland, 27, who lives in Teton Village, where moose are constant features on the landscape.

Moose attack victim

Around 5 a.m. Friday morning, little Richard, a 2 1/2-year-old border collie-bulldog-boxer-mix, woke his owner Hannah Garland to go to the bathroom. Not long after stepping outside, Garland saw a moose emerge from the dark.

Yellow 72

Yellow 72, a collared cow moose, beds down in the tall grass behind a Teton Village home in May 2022. Early Friday morning, Yellow 72 charged Hannah Garland, 27, in front of her apartment as she was taking her dog, Richard, outside.

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Environmental Reporter

Billy Arnold has been covering the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and the people who manage it since January 2022. He previously spent two years covering Teton County government, and a year editing Scene. Tips welcomed.

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(1) comment

Judd Grossman

Garland is tough. Pretty bad a$$ to fight with a moose.

What is “secure housing”, and why is a part of the story?

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