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Wandering Moose on Tour by juniorff on 1 May 2006 11:11am
Just thought I'd let you know that me and my Moose (of the small stuffed variety) are commencing on Englands Coast to Coast walk in 2 weeks time, 200 miles in 12 days with lots of fabulous scenery and a couple of cheeky pubs too!

I'm sure this is what life's about!
Re: Wandering Moose on Tour by tucsonmike on 2 May 2006 5:17am
Glad it's stuffed LOL! I can tell too many "live" moose stories. Enjoy your trip.
Re: Wandering Moose on Tour by juniorff on 4 May 2006 8:15pm
Go on then lets have a live moose one!
Re: Wandering Moose on Tour by tucsonmike on 5 May 2006 3:19am
Junior, you asked for it.

Story Number One. I had just moved to Boston. There was a story on the six o clock news. A moose had wandered into downtown Lowell (North of Boston on the Merrimack River near the New Hampshire line). State Fish and Game had it tranquilized, but it woke up while they were working on it. Two hours later after it went for a swim in a canal, Fish and Game got it tranquilized. It was moved to Northern Vermont near the Canadian border. Said moose was back in the news three weeks later. A Volkswagen Beetle hit it on Interstate 93. Both moose and driver went to Valhalla.

Story 2. My father in law had an uncle who had a farm and fishing camp in Maine. My father in law was sitting in the woods as a twelve year old and suddenly found a moose did not approve of his being there. The moose chased him and he escaped by going through brambles the moose could not pursue him through.

Story 3. My friend George and I were driving through the night in Eastern Maine. George said, "I've always wanted to see a moose out here." George, if we see one, it will be the LAST thing we see!
Re: Wandering Moose on Tour by suzulu on 6 May 2006 12:54am
I had an encounter with a moose - near Cascade Canyon and Jenny Lake in the Grand Teton National Park. Two of us were walking down quite a rough trail and there was a moose near the path we had to walk down. It was resting amongst the foliage and fortunately seemed to be unaware of us. I even managed to take a photo but all you can see in the photo are his antlers!
Re: Wandering Moose on Tour by tucsonmike on 6 May 2006 3:01am
You were lucky, Sue. The most dangerous time to be around them is Fall, when the males are staking out territory. They don't see well, but they have an acute sense of smell. They do get a brain worm that can make them erratic (and which kills them eventually).
Re: Wandering Moose on Tour by arty_farty on 6 May 2006 10:34am

nanny b gave me and my bro "moose and elk droppings" when she came back from Canada. fortunatly it was only chocky covered peanuts and rasins but i woulden't put it passed her to give us moose dung.
Re: Wandering Moose on Tour by juniorff on 6 May 2006 2:02pm
and i thought that Moose were such placid creatures, sounding a bit more exreme now!
Re: Wandering Moose on Tour by Christel on 6 May 2006 4:12pm
Wow. I've lived in Canada for all of my 22 years and have never even seen a moose. Apparently, they've all moved south to take advantage of the exchange rate. Too bad they won't get free health care for those brain worms.
Re: Wandering Moose on Tour by suzulu on 7 May 2006 1:25am
Actually, some people ahead of us on the trail had waited 20 minutes for the moose to leave the path, too scared to go near it.

I didn't know about the brain worms - poor moose.
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