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Discussion: Moose

in: Swampfox; Swampfox > 2024-02-24

Feb 25, 2024 6:25 PM # 
RWorner:
Sorry to hear about your crazy moose encounter. Hope your injuries are minor and heal quickly. Wondering if you might need to consider skiing and running in Grizzly costume to ward off future attacks.
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Feb 25, 2024 9:34 PM # 
cmpbllv:
Wow! I'm glad it wasn't worse and I hope you heal soon. That's quite an experience.
Feb 25, 2024 9:36 PM # 
kissy:
That sounds like quite an adventure. Good thing he didn't come back for more!
Feb 25, 2024 10:38 PM # 
Spike:
Glad you survived. What a crazy thing to happen.
Feb 25, 2024 11:03 PM # 
JanetT:
What an adventure! Glad there are no broken bones.
Feb 25, 2024 11:15 PM # 
maprunner:
So glad you are (relatively) ok. Moose are funny-looking, scary creatures
Feb 26, 2024 12:39 AM # 
jjcote:
I think you told me once that despite trying many times, you had never managed to touch a cow/steer. Now maybe you've found the technique!
Feb 26, 2024 1:39 PM # 
gordhun:
Fight or Flight: I think to myself that the only animals (in ordinary circumstances) that choose the former are some humans. I guess I will have to re-think that one.
Glad you lived to tell the tale.
Feb 26, 2024 5:29 PM # 
jjcote:
Feb 26, 2024 6:04 PM # 
nielsLO:
Wow, what an experience, especially when it ends ok.
I’ll share my moose encounter story. Growing up in Norway I had to walk through a small, wooded area on my way to the local junior high school. One spring afternoon, a moose was standing diagonally across the trail, blocking my way. The moose saw me, but just continued eating from some branches. I watched it from afar for a few minutes, and then decided to see how close I could get to it (don’t ask me why). I carefully inched forward to as close as 10-12 feet. Suddenly, the moose jumps out on the trail facing me. Standing still, it lifts its right hoof and firmly, but not too hard, punches me three times on my left shoulder. Seriously scared, I frantically speak softly to it not to hurt me, while slowly moving backwards. The moose made no attempts to charge me, but continued watching me until I had enough distance to turn and run away.
Feb 26, 2024 9:17 PM # 
RWorner:
Seems like some moose boxing lessons are in order.

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