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Blog entry by Karson posted 597 days ago 4509 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This has got to be wood related.

Only in Northern Minnesota! .......

This guy raised an abandoned moose calf with his Horses, and believe it or not, he has trained it for lumber removal and other hauling tasks. Given the 2,000 pounds of robust muscle, and the splayed, grippy hooves, he claims it is the best work animal he has. He says the secret to keeping the moose around is a sweet salt lick, although, during the rut he disappears for a couple of weeks, but always comes home….
Impressive !!

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †



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chrisstef

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#1 posted 597 days ago

Whoa! Thats pretty cool. Watching horses drag fallen timber is pretty impressive mevermind a full grown moose.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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grizzman

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#2 posted 597 days ago

now that is cool…...ive seen moose like this in alaska and never thought i would see one pulling a load , nice post for me here , we have a rainy day…and besides i see a lot of wood in that picture…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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grizzman

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#3 posted 597 days ago

i also notice that his rack is big enough to push snow in the winter to..i bet that would be a challenge …lol…..but it would be a sight…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 597 days ago

Wow that’s amazing.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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rikkor

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cajunpen

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#6 posted 597 days ago

Nice post Karson – I enjoyed the novelty.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Joe Lyddon

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#7 posted 597 days ago

Where’s the Bud? LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Dan'um Style

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#8 posted 597 days ago

that is a big animal… cool story

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Napaman

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#9 posted 597 days ago

wow…if its true…did not check the snopes link…but love the story…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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JJohnston

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#10 posted 597 days ago

I’m skeptical about Snopes’ skepticism. They cite two precedents, which they acknowledge as real, but they conclude this one is false because they “don’t know who created the picture”.

-- "Sorry I'm late. Somebody tampered with my brakes." "You should have been early, then."

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mmh

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#11 posted 596 days ago

Can’t he add a saddle on him? I don’t think he’d even notice the extra load.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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Grumpy

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#12 posted 596 days ago

Karson, that is one great achievement. Thanks for posting.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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EMVarona

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#13 posted 596 days ago

Very impressive. I have never seen a real moose ever. I never realized that it is that big. Thanks for the information.

-- Ed "Real happiness is one that you share."

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#14 posted 596 days ago

Damn, that’s a big dog!

Lee

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Roger

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#15 posted 595 days ago

Ok, where is Rockie???? , the flyin squirrel

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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