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    This young falla has been lounging in my neighbor's back yard for the last several hours. This is the first year we've seen him alone, without his sister and mom.


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    Those fellas harm more tourists in the White Mountains every year than any other animal. People run to them expecting Bullwinkle. They aren't. They are ill-tempered beasts especially in breeding season. I love seeing them, but I watch them from far away. (I watch grizzlies from further and I'm thankful we don't have them here.)
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    Amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TerryLL View Post
    This young falla has been lounging in my neighbor's back yard for the last several hours. This is the first year we've seen him alone, without his sister and mom.
    he looks a little down. like he could use a pep talk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Amazing.
    They are truly dangerous in the wild. This guy has spent most of his life in the hood eating tulips in the spring and vegetable gardens all summer. He does keep all the weeping willow trees perfectly trimmed at exactly 6 feet.

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    A first rate ungulate!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Breakaway View Post
    A first rate ungulate!
    And tasty they are. He's wise to stay in town. There is room for him here, and I don't mean on the plate next to the mashed potatoes.

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    He decided to come over to our yard and check out the cuisine.

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    He decided he liked the other side of the street better.

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    Definitely a young male. No gender ambiguity with these guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L.W. Baxter View Post
    he looks a little down. like he could use a pep talk.
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    Skinny.
    We had a young cow stroll up our hill one snowy day. Her stride, walking, was 37" and her hooves were 4x5".

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    Quote Originally Posted by L.W. Baxter View Post
    he looks a little down. like he could use a pep talk.
    I did tell him he is very welcome to trim our shrubs, and that he is beautiful beyond description. Still that hang down look and long face.

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    I've been chased by moose, both on foot and horseback.

    Had moose go after my team when I was feeding cattle from a bobsled, and they were trying to break into a stackyard.

    Their shoulder joints allow their front legs to rotate forward, so they can break trail in deep snow. But they can also strike hard at chest level, and have killed several people that way, including a guy on a ranch near the one where I worked.

    Still, I love them.


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    Good to see you back Chips.

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    Never hurts to have a wolf or two in the bush.

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    When I was working with a team doing stream surveys on the Kenai Peninsula, I was the designated gun bearer. Brown bears scampered away as we went up the streams counting Sockeye, but those dang bull moose in early fall were a true menace. I never had to shoot one, but it was touch-and-go for a few encounters.

    A student at U of A in Fairbanks was stomped dead one winter when I was an undergrad there, right in the middle of the campus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Good to see you back Chips.
    + 1000 !!
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    Snow plows with antlers.


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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Good to see you back Chips.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TerryLL View Post
    A student at U of A in Fairbanks was stomped dead one winter when I was an undergrad there, right in the middle of the campus.
    I think that might have been the year before I attended U of A for a semester--everyone was talking about a guy who had been trampled to death by a moose near the library.

    Which did not make me feel better about walking past the same moose all winter long; he liked to hang out beside the trail from my dorm to campus. They are big in pictures, but HUGE in person.

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    I go chased by a cow moose when I was a kid and it damn near scared the $%^# out of me.

    So I am on Isle Royale in the middle of lake Superior. We had just finished hiking from one end of the island (Rock Harbor to Windigo) when I am walking down this wide path along an inlet from Lake Superior. Up ahead I see a group of 5-8 people walking towards me, just then this massive cow moose comes up out of the water. She looks at them, looks at the steep hill and looks at me. She slowly starts walking towards me, I slowly turn around and start walking away from her, she starts running towards me and I start running. I quickly realize I can't outrun her so I head up into the hill covered in thick brush and small trees. Well she stopped exactly where I went up the hill and looked around before heading back into the water. I waited a few minutes to be sure she was gone, and while I was still waiting I heard my father wonder where is Russell, he wanted to see a moose, but he missed it. I called down from the hillside that I more than "saw
    that moose and don't want to see another one ever again.

    But then the next day I came face to face (like 10-15 feet) from a full grown bull moose with massive antlers. But that is another story.

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    We had one hanging out on our lawn a few years ago.
    Huge animal.
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    One shot from a 45/70 and you got a lot to eat. Moose Chili is very good.

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    My wife and I were having our coffee at a camp site in Wyoming one morning when what I assume was a cow and her two calves came up slowly, grazing. Little by little they made their way past us about ten feet away, which is not nearly enough. We sat quietly, observing. At one point, the cow dipped her head down and nuzzled the grass, this time without munching it. Without turning her head, she put her eye on mine and gave me a look I'll never forget, as if to say, it's your ass. They went slowly on.
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