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About five years ago my brother Russell and I were watching a nature program, probably on The Discovery Channel. The whole program was about moose (I swear the plural should be meese, but that's not the point) and the last portion of it focused on a woman that had devoted her whole life to studying moose. At one point she's standing on a riverbank and there's this big ass moose in the river not too far from her. She reaches down and picks up this pair of antlers that she had with her and holds them up to her head. She then starts wading out towards the moose in the river who's been watching this whole thing. I was totally mystified. Like this moose is going to be thinking, "What the hell is that lady doing just standing there? (She puts the antlers up to her head) Whoa! Where'd the lady go? Where did that other moose come from?" My brother and I were just cracking up. I told my brother, "Does she really think that's going to work? Think if the moose put a hat on his head and went into the middle of the street people would wonder what happened to the moose?"

For years that story has made me crack up whenever I see a moose. I shared my story with Steven last year and he completely shattered my illusions. He said a moose would be fooled by the lady and her antlers. Apparently, to a moose, the equation is simple:

Antlers = Moose

.: Posted February 22, 2002 08:02 PM in Fish Tales, ";print substr($entry_cats, 0, -2); ?> :.



A Moose once bit my sister ...

No realli! She was Karving her initials on the moose with the sharpened end of an interspace toothbrush given 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"

.: todd said on February 22, 2002 09:21 PM :: link it :.

We apologize for the fault in the comments. Those responsible have been sacked.

.: todd said on February 22, 2002 09:21 PM :: link it :.

i'm no expert, but yeah, i can totally see a moose being that dumb. hell, we used to chase 'em, and they'd run away scared. a 2000 lb animal running from a coupla kids with ski poles... lol. and no, we wouldn't hurt the damned things if we ever caught up, we just liked to chase 'em.

and todd watches entirely too much Monty Python.

.: mikey said on February 22, 2002 11:53 PM :: link it :.

Moose are just like sheep. Dumb, but totally adorable. I like 'em. *grins*

.: Meike said on February 23, 2002 10:06 AM :: link it :.

Just the way I like my men. Oh, wait ... Meike meant moose, not men. Oops. Oh well, same thing.

.: Christine said on February 23, 2002 03:43 PM :: link it :.

Mikey, I didn't think it was possible to watch too much Monty Python. :D

.: Kymberlie R. McGuire said on February 23, 2002 04:33 PM :: link it :.

If there was such a thing as a Monty Python IV drip, I'd be there.

.: todd said on February 23, 2002 06:36 PM :: link it :.

Todd, have you seen the lego version of Quest for the Holy Grail? If not check it out at

.: Kymberlie R. McGuire said on February 23, 2002 06:46 PM :: link it :.

Yes, I have it on the DVD version. :)

.: todd said on February 28, 2002 07:48 PM :: link it :.

You're too early! Come back at February 22, 2002 08:02 PM to see this post.

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