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   Undertoad  Friday Oct 6 12:40 PM

October 6, 2006: Moose chases conservation officer



Why is it a Thursday image if the beast chases another beast, but a Friday image if the beast chases a human? I doubt the guy got hurt in this xoB/WaPo image, which apparently took place in Ogden, Utah. The caption says they were trying to hit it with a tranquilizer gun but the moose got the better of them somehow.



Spexxvet  Friday Oct 6 12:52 PM

"Watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat"



glatt  Friday Oct 6 12:54 PM

I read something about this in the paper. IIRC the guy was actually trying to get the moose to chase him to lead it to a better location. Either to shoot it with a dart or maybe catch it somehow.

Run, Forrest, run.



headsplice  Friday Oct 6 12:55 PM

A moose once bit my sister.



Griff  Friday Oct 6 12:56 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by glatt
Run, Forrest, run.
You beat me to the punch. Something about his footwear screams Gump.


SteveDallas  Friday Oct 6 01:42 PM

But somebody must have had a camera at the ready... the window of opportunity for a shot like this must be pretty small.



glatt  Friday Oct 6 01:56 PM

A nice camera with a good telephoto lens.



jinx  Friday Oct 6 01:57 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by headsplice
A moose once bit my sister.


Mynd you... moose bites kan be pretty nasty...


Emrikol  Friday Oct 6 02:07 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by jinx


Mynd you... moose bites kan be pretty nasty...
No realli! She was Karving her initials on the moose with the sharpened end of an interspace toothbrush given her by Svenge - her brother-in-law - an Oslo dentist and star of many Norwegian movies: "The Hot Hands of an Oslo Dentist", "Fillings of Passion", "The Huge Molars of Horst Nordfink"...




LabRat  Friday Oct 6 02:18 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Undertoad
... The caption says they were trying to hit it with a tranquilizer gun but the moose got the better of them somehow.
Maybe they should have tried shooting him with it. You don't have to be so close that way...


Griff  Friday Oct 6 02:29 PM

*cough*



dar512  Friday Oct 6 02:29 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by LabRat
Maybe they should have tried shooting him with it. You don't have to be so close that way...



Spexxvet  Friday Oct 6 02:44 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Griff
Quote:
Moose Nose in Jelly
- 1 Upper jawbone of a moose
- 1 Onion; sliced
- 1 Garlic clove
- 1 tb mixed pickling spice
- 1 ts salt
- 1/2 ts pepper
- 1/4 c vinegar
Cut the upper jaw bone of the moose just below the eyes. Place in a large kettle of scalding water and boil for 45 minutes. Remove and chill in cold water. Pull out all the hairs - these will have been loosened by the boiling and should come out easily ( like plucking a duck). Wash thoroughly until no hairs remain. Place the nose in a kettle and cover with fresh water. Add onion, garlic, spices and vinegar Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until the meat is tender. Let cool overnight in the liquid. When cool, take the meat out of the broth, and remove and discard the bones and the cartilage. You will have two kinds of meat, white meat from the bulb of the nose, and thin strips of dark meat from along the bones and jowls. Slice the meat thinly and alternate layers of white and dark meat in a loaf pan. Reheat the broth to boiling, then pour the broth over the meat in the loaf pan. Let cool until jelly has set. Slice and serve cold.
Serve cold? You gotta be kidding!


footfootfoot  Friday Oct 6 02:55 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Griff



Trilby  Friday Oct 6 02:58 PM

See the look on that Moose's face? That is a benign, friendly look. It is NOT the look of pure evil glee like we saw on the rhino.



Trilby  Friday Oct 6 02:59 PM

Could we get the Moose and the Rhino faces side by side, UT? Compare and contrast sorta thing?



Spexxvet  Friday Oct 6 03:08 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brianna
See the look on that Moose's face? That is a benign, friendly look. It is NOT the look of pure evil glee like we saw on the rhino.
Ok, substitute "rhino" in all of the moose recipes. :p


Elspode  Friday Oct 6 04:14 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brianna
See the look on that Moose's face? That is a benign, friendly look. It is NOT the look of pure evil glee like we saw on the rhino.

There you go, anthropomorphising the critters again.


tulzscha  Friday Oct 6 07:47 PM

There's a deal of telephoto flattening going on in the image, so I'm not sure how close he really is to the critter. Male meese are ~6 feet tall at the shoulder, so...

Moose doesn't seem to be in that big of a hurry, either. They supposedly gallop when they're running. That one's doing the trademark moose "shambling trot".

Looks like maybe the ossifer's trying to get ahead of the moose, like they're trying to herd it?

"Tycho Brahe (1546-1601), a famous physicist and astronomer, had a pet moose that once got drunk and died when it fell down the stairs in his castle."



SteveDallas  Friday Oct 6 09:31 PM

How much longer can we go without a moose post from wolf??



wolf  Friday Oct 6 10:48 PM

I actually specialize in the Half-a-Moose. The photograph appears to be of a whole one.



lumberjim  Friday Oct 6 11:44 PM




DucksNuts  Saturday Oct 7 12:19 AM




I dont think the Moose is chasing him at all, I think they are long term buddies and they are just frollicking together...yes?? no??

Then again, I remember the pic of the moose stuck in the swing set (IotD?), so they dont seem particularly smart...but they are soooo cute!!



pdaoust  Saturday Oct 7 12:29 PM

Foreshortening notwithstanding, I think the moose is a ways behind the officer... maybe the moose is really smart, and he's trying to herd/rout the guy from the side.

tulzscha: where on earth did you get that factoid about Tycho Brahe and his moose? that sounds like something Woody Allen would make up in a fit of absurdity.

(speaking of which, have you ever heard Woody Allen's sketch about the moose he hit on the way to a costume party?)



xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Oct 7 03:27 PM

I believe he was trying to herd the moose toward his partner who had the dart gun, but the moose had other ideas. They are stubborn as hell and given their size & speed, tough to manage.

My aunt sent me a newspaper clipping from MA, that said a moose was taken down by a car at night. Several people called the police station wanting the carcase but were refused. When the wildlife biologists got there in the morning it was gone. They were pissed because there is no moose hunt there (yet) so they don't have many opportunities to examine one.



tulzscha  Saturday Oct 7 04:39 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by pdaoust
tulzscha: where on earth did you get that factoid about Tycho Brahe and his moose? that sounds like something Woody Allen would make up in a fit of absurdity.
The Wikipedia article on meese lists it under "moose trivia":

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moose


dar512  Sunday Oct 8 11:56 PM

I think you've all got it wrong. What you can't see in this picture is that Rocky is chasing Boris. This nice officer is helping him, and Bullwinkle is pulling up the rear.



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