The clip, taken by a fellow motorist who had stopped to admire the giant beast, shows a moose grazing at the side of a road.
Spooked by the noise of an approaching vehicle, the moose looks up and breaks into a jog – heading straight into the middle of the busy highway.
Unable to slow down in time, the oncoming 4×4 smashes into the moose at high-speed.
The collision sends the enormous mammal cartwheeling into the air like a rag doll in an eye-watering smash that would have proven fatal to any other creature.
But miraculously, the huge animal pops up from the grass bank and casually jogs off into the undergrowth to continue its day.
The clip ends showing the damage caused to the vehicle – smashing through the windshield and rendering the front of the car unusable.
More than a million people have seen the clip since it was uploaded to YouTube, with many commenting on the toughness of the wild beast.
“At least the moose went airborne and not through the windshield,” wrote one viewer.
“That could have been way worse than it was – those suckers are heavy!”
Another comment read: “Holy s*** that moose got some serious airtime.”
Moose are the largest species in the deer family, able to grow to a height of more than two metres tall.
They are found across North America and large parts of Eastern Europe and are considered exceptionally dangerous animals – particularly during the mating season.
Talk about an awkward handicap – this monster of an alligator was seen taking a casual stroll across a golf course
Worldwide, only hippopotamuses are responsible for more injuries to humans.
Earlier this year, an unlucky motorist had a similar experience with one of the animals while driving near the town of Keimola, Finland.
And shocking footage emerged showing a tourist jumping from a boat onto the back of a moose as it swam across a lake in Canada.
Source : Daily Star