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Old 02-21-2018, 01:51 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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Males are usually safe out of rutting season. Cows with calves are not. There are moose in Bear River State Park in Wyoming who are almost tame because there are many people there and hunting is prohibited. When I lived in that area I took my dog there so that he could meet people as well as other dogs. He was almost four when I got him and he was afraid of both people and other dogs. He did very well and actually enticed a young bull moose to touch noses with him on several occasions. There was a cow, however, who had two calves, different ages; she stationed herself on the edge of the river. Both my dog and I knew instinctively that she did not wish to make either canine or human friends. It's necessary to use common sense.
Um, I would suggest (for the education of future readers who happen to find this) that "common sense" means NO adult moose are "safe" to approach. There may be tolerant individuals in Bear River State Park but none of them wear identifying collars. I've lived around moose for 30 years and have seen quite a spectrum of habituation. No way would I ever go up to any of them. Its not that I am afraid of them at all. I like them. They come by the windows, hang in the yard, you can meet up with one just about anywhere you might walk around here.

No one is quicker than a moose once it decides you are too close.
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Old 02-21-2018, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Really stupid if you ask me. Animals that size are unbelievably strong compared to a human and even slight actions can be fatal. I remember seeing a video years ago of a man walking up to a bison in Yellowstone and patting on its mane. The bison kind of just tossed its head back and up. It really looked like it might have just tickled him and he was trying to make it go away. He hooked the guy in the midsection and tossed him like a leaf. The bison didn't even take a step during or after. The guy didn't live long enough to make it to the hospital.
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Old 02-21-2018, 02:10 PM
 
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I think that was sarcasm.
lol. Yes.


Some people just need to feel superior about every little thing people say. Arguing on the internet has become a life form in and of itself.
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Old 02-21-2018, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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Stupid guy. These are not nice animals.
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Old 02-21-2018, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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I wasn't being argumentative. I really didn't get the sarcasm.


As someone who considers hippos cute, I thought it totally plausible someone would consider moose cute.
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Old 02-21-2018, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, Ca
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Here... moose, moose, moosey... nice moose! ( as he proceeds to stomp a mud hole in your butt).
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Old 02-21-2018, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Why did someone try to "pet" one? Good grief.
Well, I mean...they look kinda soft.
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Old 02-21-2018, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Tucson Arizona
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when you enter Yellowstone National Park, they give you a flyer about the dangers of approaching bison and other large animals. Even so, people hop out of their cars and try to pet them.
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Old 02-21-2018, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in America
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Seems like the moose was the smart one!
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Old 02-21-2018, 08:47 PM
 
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I wasn't being argumentative. I really didn't get the sarcasm.


As someone who considers hippos cute, I thought it totally plausible someone would consider moose cute.
They are cute. Very cute. The sarcasm was in the hugging on one. Hippos and moose have similar faces, don't they! Both adorable, but not petable.
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