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Old 06-05-2008, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Louisiana - someday Maine
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I was paddling with a friend down in Kokadjo and there was a big fallen pine at the edge of the lake. There was a big bull moose standing in the water by the overturned root system. I quietly paddled up to the tree trunk and we sneaked along the fallen trunk until we got to the roots. The moose was right there. We stood up and were face to face with the moose like two neighbors over a back yard fence. My friend said, "Hey Moose!" The moose was so surprised he fell down with a huge splash. We nearly fell off the log laughing. The moose ran off in the other direction.
I wish you had a video of that! You would definitely win America's Funniest Videos! Now, we know that he we are startled by a Moose in wild - we'll just say ""Hey Moose" AND hope he falls over - giving us enough time to run for our lives! LOL
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Old 06-06-2008, 03:52 AM
 
Location: Metro-West / Taxachusettes
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My family use to own a camp on Little Bear Pond in Hartford , I was driving with a " new "' girlfriend ( Her first trip to maine ) through the apple orchids , when She said , " there's a runaway horse coming up on My side .
It pulled along side and looked in at her through Her open window , then pulled ahead and crossed in front of us into the orchid . I can't repeat what She said , When She realized it was a Moose , but I wish I had a picture of Her face !
Bob
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Old 06-06-2008, 12:44 PM
 
Location: God's Country, Maine
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Default Even the cops are hitting them!

MaineToday.com | News Update: Moose-crash victims escape serious injury
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Old 06-06-2008, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Sunrise County ~Maine
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I am always on Route 9 so this is a toughie.
This monday... instead of going to Bangor... I'm staying close to home.
Thanks for the post dmyankee.

Last edited by peachie_in_maine; 06-06-2008 at 04:18 PM.. Reason: spelling
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Old 06-09-2008, 12:38 PM
 
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Default albino moose pix

My mom sent me these pix a few months ago and said that the photographer was from Maine, but that could differ, depending on who you ask. I found someone had posted them on the NH thread. Check them out!

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...%3Den%26sa%3DN
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Old 06-09-2008, 02:37 PM
 
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Interesting photos. My only thought is what is that bird in one of the photos? I think the third one. Does not look like any bird I've seen around these parts.
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Old 06-09-2008, 02:44 PM
 
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People from Maine, New Hampshire, Montana, and British Columbia (and maybe more) have posted those photos on the internet and taken credit for them. Maybe the bird holds the answer!

Anyway, I just thought they were really cool pictures, no matter where they were taken. I lived in moose country for many years, but Lord knows if I ever saw one of them in my backyard I would probably think I was seeing a ghost!
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Old 06-09-2008, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Corinth, ME
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People from Maine, New Hampshire, Montana, and British Columbia (and maybe more) have posted those photos on the internet and taken credit for them. Maybe the bird holds the answer!

Anyway, I just thought they were really cool pictures, no matter where they were taken. I lived in moose country for many years, but Lord knows if I ever saw one of them in my backyard I would probably think I was seeing a ghost!
I had inlaws early on, who lived outside of Kenai, AK and they had more than one in their yard, from time to time. They lived right next to the Kenai Moose Reserve or some such...

They thought it was pretty cool...
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Old 06-09-2008, 03:48 PM
 
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Default Black-billed magpie

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Interesting photos. My only thought is what is that bird in one of the photos? I think the third one. Does not look like any bird I've seen around these parts.
That bird looks to me like a black-billed magpie, which is common in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. There is also a large number of moose in the northern Colorado Rockies. My guess is that is where these photos were made.
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Old 06-09-2008, 03:56 PM
 
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People from Maine, New Hampshire, Montana, and British Columbia (and maybe more) have posted those photos on the internet and taken credit for them. Maybe the bird holds the answer!

Anyway, I just thought they were really cool pictures, no matter where they were taken. I lived in moose country for many years, but Lord knows if I ever saw one of them in my backyard I would probably think I was seeing a ghost!
I would think I was too. Probably would drive me to drinking.
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