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Old 11-26-2007, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Calais, Maine
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I tried to sneak past one on Rt 9 one very early morning a few years ago....I got about 30 feet from him and spooked him, he turned around and ran right into the side of the van!! you wouldn't believe the noise. He wasn't very old, and I thought sure he'd be hurt....I pulled off to the side of the road, jumped out and he was gone....nowhere to be found!! The van wasn't too bad, but still needed to go to the shop
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Old 11-26-2007, 07:31 PM
 
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I tried to sneak past one on Rt 9 one very early morning a few years ago....I got about 30 feet from him and spooked him, he turned around and ran right into the side of the van!! you wouldn't believe the noise. He wasn't very old, and I thought sure he'd be hurt....I pulled off to the side of the road, jumped out and he was gone....nowhere to be found!! The van wasn't too bad, but still needed to go to the shop
lol,,he charged your van??
they arent the brightest animal,,a few years ago, in topsham,,one(a moose) was walking over the 2-95 overpass,,,at night, and for no apparent reason, he jumped off,,,,barely missing a vehicle,,,,
they ruled it a moose suicide...this is a true story..
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Old 11-26-2007, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Calais, Maine
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lol..that's funny....yes, HE hit ME....

they're soooo much bigger in real life too...
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Old 11-27-2007, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Hell
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We have a local moose living int he fields around town, we see him occasionally. We do have turkeys and deer, foxes, etc but we don't see them much, my dogs chase them away. I do have guinea hens and chickens in my yard, but I put them there. And one 60 lb goat.
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Old 11-27-2007, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Cape Cod, MA
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You know what freaked me out the most when I moved here? Porcupines! I had never seen one...didn't know what the heck it was. It was just walking around looking all....prickly. They really are kinda cute. I saw a little baby one this summer.
That was pretty exciting for me (doesn't take much).
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Old 11-28-2007, 03:59 AM
 
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You know what freaked me out the most when I moved here? Porcupines! I had never seen one...didn't know what the heck it was. It was just walking around looking all....prickly. They really are kinda cute. I saw a little baby one this summer.
That was pretty exciting for me (doesn't take much).
Unfortunately porcupines are the road kill of choice up our way in Maine. Never see much else other than that "fake" dead moose we saw once.

Down in Connecticut where we spend most of the year it's grey squirrels, raccoon, woodchuck, opposum and deer. we've got lots of cars to down this way.

Alan
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Old 11-28-2007, 07:39 AM
 
Location: York Village, Maine
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My wife used to say that too. We were looking at some property in Conner in the Spring and she had been complaining about not seeing any. I spotted some tracks and scat and showed her, there were plenty. She accused me of rigging it somehow, just to fool her.

Not long after, we spotted a live one somewhere around Baileyville. She had me turn around several times to drive by it, about the third pass she (the moose) spooked and took off. After that we spotted plenty.

Ya gotta work for the first one.
I was born and raised in Maine. Moved to Florida and lived here the last twenty "long" years. I had never seen a moose and when we went back home to see the kids on a short vacation, I saw my very first moose. My husband was trying to slow down and stop. but I jumped out of the truck to get a good look before it came to a stop. But, I did finally see a moose and watch it for a long time without any injury from flying out of a moving truck. We are moving home in six months (Northern Maine) and I can't wait to see more. They can move into my yard and I would love it.
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Old 11-28-2007, 07:45 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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We are moving home in six months (Northern Maine) and I can't wait to see more. They can move into my yard and I would love it.

If they do move into your backyard, watch where you step. A big animal leaves big piles .
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Old 11-28-2007, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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You know what freaked me out the most when I moved here? Porcupines! I had never seen one...didn't know what the heck it was. It was just walking around looking all....prickly. They really are kinda cute. I saw a little baby one this summer.
That was pretty exciting for me (doesn't take much).
I worry that my dogs will get "into" a porcupine or skunk when we finally get to Maine. Here I have to worry that they will try to sniff a rattle snake--as Rosannadann used to say on SNL, "its always something".
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Old 11-28-2007, 08:46 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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I think quills in a dogs nose bothers us more than it does them. I had one that felt she just had to greet every darn animal that came into the yard by shoving her nose on their heads. The vet would always just tell me if if wasn't bothering her breathing, or closing her mouth, she would make herself comfortable and bring her in in the morning. She always slept like a baby and marched into the vets office like she was proud of herself. Same with skunks, I ALWAYS kept tomato juice and skunk oder shampoo on hand. BTW, she was the smartest darn dog I've seen, just numb as a box of rocks about these two things.
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