Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Washington, the state
I was around moose when I lived in Wyoming. They can be as big as a horse, up to 7' tall at the shoulders and 1400 pounds. They're not smart, don't see well, and can trample you while trying to run away from you. A very few are mean. I remember one winter morning the dog was barking his fool head off. He chased a bull moose across the yard away from the house, then the moose chased the dog back to the front porch. This went on several laps until we could pull the fool dog in through the door. We were afraid the moose would slip on the ice and slide on his butt through the front window. This moose was so big that his head filled the standard sized window, and he could look over the top of a VW van without raising his head. Moose stew is really good.
All critters from a fair sized dog or fawn, or even large bird, can drop a motorcycle. Be careful out there.
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