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Old 02-21-2018, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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A man attempting to pet a moose on a Colorado road ended up getting only a scare when the large animal charged at him.

Amanda Danielson recorded video Thursday on a street in Frisco when a man claimed he pets moose all the time and attempted to demonstrate with a nearby animal.

https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2018/02...&utm_medium=15
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Old 02-21-2018, 10:07 AM
 
Location: colorado springs, CO
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Ha! I knew I saw a moose here!

Everyone was telling me I was nuts because I swore I saw a moose cross the road in front of me, right here in city limits.

I was starting to doubt myself because it was very early morning, still dark, foggy & drizzly ... but I just knew it wasn't a deer. Our deer here are very urbanized; they use the sidewalks & they cross at crosswalks (I swear).

Plus, if deer do get startled & bolt across a road, they sort of go: BOING BOING ... This guy had that casual shoulder-role lope going on; not a deer.

Why did someone try to "pet" one? Good grief.
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Old 02-21-2018, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Can someone be that ignorant? Who approaches wild animals about that are about 3 times the size of a man...and are known for charging at humans???
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Old 02-21-2018, 11:33 AM
 
Location: S. FL (hell for me-wife loves it)
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Can someone be that ignorant? Who approaches wild animals about that are about 3 times the size of a man...and are known for charging at humans???
LOL, I must agree. My Sister In Law lives in Anchorage. She tells us that 2 or 3 times a year, a tourist will
think along these lines and get into a major pickle. Don't mess around with Moose.
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Old 02-21-2018, 11:59 AM
 
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But, but, but, they are one of the planet's cutest animals! How can you not want to love on it?
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Old 02-21-2018, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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But, but, but, they are one of the planet's cutest animals! How can you not want to love on it?
just because you want to doesn't mean you should. There is no such thing as a pettable moose, unless it's been tranquilized.
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Old 02-21-2018, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, Ca
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Another reason why women live longer than men.... Hey fellas! Watch this.
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Old 02-21-2018, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Cody, WY
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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.
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Old 02-21-2018, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Here and now.
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just because you want to doesn't mean you should. There is no such thing as a pettable moose, unless it's been tranquilized.
I think that was sarcasm.
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Old 02-21-2018, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Here and now.
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LOL, I must agree. My Sister In Law lives in Anchorage. She tells us that 2 or 3 times a year, a tourist will
think along these lines and get into a major pickle. Don't mess around with Moose.
Ha! I once had to call my employer and let them know I might be late that morning because there was a moose standing on my front porch, and I couldn't get out of the house until it left. They accepted this (true) explanation without question. Only in Alaska...
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