How's my driving? 1-800-MadMoose Road Rage in Idaho

Real Estate Agent with Sandpoint Realty AB36782

Driving in a rural area is quite different than driving in a metropolitan area.  I think over the last two decade I have heard a car horn 5 times and most were from a driver tapping out a greeting to a friend.  Many times I have been amazed by the lack of banged up cars on the roads.  You turn on a turn signal to change lanes and the car in that lane lets you over.  During inclement weather people slow down and use common sense.  Common road obstructions include flocks of turkeys, deer, elk herds and moose. With the recent migration of people to Idaho we are seeing more city driving style behavior on the road ways.  One of our locals decided this is unacceptable and put a stop to it. 

I was traveling south hwy 95 when I saw the cars in front of me stop.  There was a huge bull moose on the opposing traffic lane.  Unfortunately my cell battery was dead and didn't capture it on video.  I could see the driver of the lead car sticking his head out the window yelling at the moose and laying on his horn.  The moose decided he had enough bad manners and showed him what road rage really was.  He squared off on the car put his head down and rammed it over and over again.   The front of the car was a mess with the windshield broken, and the left front smashed up.  I am reasonably sure that this driver will never lay on a horn and yell at a moose again. 


Moose Raming Car

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Comments (8)

Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Hooray! I am cheering for the moose Rain Silverhawk . Moose and buffaloes alike can get upset with cars and do a lot of damage. 

Jul 18, 2023 09:11 AM
Rain Silverhawk

Yeah we have a few buffalos on farms here but not usually in the road.  I plan on being courteous to them both

Nov 02, 2023 10:23 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Wow! That was an expensive, scary lesson learned!

Jul 18, 2023 09:31 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Oh my gosh! I love this story. I'll bet that driver won't ever do that again. Funny thing is that here in Montana, and there in Idaho, if someone was late for work and said, "geez, there was a really slow moose on the road, sorry I'm late" that would be perfectly acceptable!

Jul 18, 2023 09:46 AM
Rain Silverhawk

Yes Mam that's my story and I'm sticking to it!

Nov 02, 2023 10:24 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Rain, a very funny story.  Very impressive as well is you finding a caution sign that is perfect for the story.  lol  m

Jul 18, 2023 09:53 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

That is sad but also how did that driver explain it to his insurance company.

Jul 18, 2023 07:02 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

OMG loved this here in Los Angeles you do that people will shoot at you:) seriously here in Los Angeles there are no manner when it comes to driving, maybe this person was a relocation client from Los Angeles:)Endre

Jul 18, 2023 10:21 PM
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Broker/Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Rain- I'm a little late to this story, but glad I didn't miss it. It reminds me of my many trips to Shawano, Wisconsin when I was younger...I'm not sure I ever heard a horn honk! I'm definitely with the moose on this one!!!!

Oct 30, 2023 12:39 PM
Rain Silverhawk
Sandpoint Realty - Sandpoint, ID
208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor

Never too late  Nick T Pappas Thanks for stopping by.  

Nov 02, 2023 10:22 PM