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Discussion: How?

in: Swampfox; Swampfox > 2016-10-01

Oct 3, 2016 2:45 AM # 
How does one convey not-a-dog to a moose?
Oct 3, 2016 3:18 AM # 
Obviously you have to improvise, and in a situation like this you better not waste too much time, either.

In my case, the best thing I could come up with on the spot was playing air guitar in the style of Eddie Van Halen playing "Oh, Pretty Woman." I was pretty confident the moose had never seen a dog doing anything like that. Although I will admit it might have sufficed to simply have refrained from growling and teeth baring.
Oct 3, 2016 12:40 PM # 
Confidently approaching some bubble wrap, as if you have no fear, would also do it. That's why Swampfox should always carry some bubble wrap when he runs.
Oct 3, 2016 2:39 PM # 
Or he could wrap himself in it so it doesn't hurt so much when the moose hits him.
Oct 3, 2016 5:00 PM # 
I would not care to run the experiment of sharp moose antlers (mounted on alarmed moose) vs. bubble wrap. I am pretty sure I know how that would turn out without doing the experiment.
Oct 3, 2016 5:07 PM # 
Ok, this is a good start. I'm taking notes. Summary so far:

1) Air guitar Van Helen
2) Bubble wrap not yet tested.
Wyoming Wind:

Though, generally speaking, I'd have more use for conveying not-eddie-van-halen. However, I live in the big city and so it's not surprising there are some differences.
Oct 3, 2016 5:58 PM # 
If you use enough bubble wrap, it would probably be fine -- so fine that you could sell tickets to tourists. Think pseudo-sumo or zorb or Troy Hurtubise. But it would be a lot of bubble wrap.
Oct 3, 2016 6:18 PM # 
It would be a lot of bubble wrap.

Btw @Iamstillhungry: you don't have to convey anything to bovine. Bovine are much smarter than most people think, grasping all the significant aspects of a situation with dazzling speed, intuitively and quickly arriving at the best possible response, and then acting decisively.

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