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Blog entry by Karson posted 12-10-2012 09:14 PM 6211 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 soon moving to Virginia †

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#1 posted 12-10-2012 09:22 PM

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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#2 posted 12-10-2012 09:39 PM

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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#3 posted 12-10-2012 09:56 PM

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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#4 posted 12-10-2012 10:04 PM

Wow that’s amazing.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 12-10-2012 10:05 PM

Nice post Karson – I enjoyed the novelty.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#7 posted 12-10-2012 11:05 PM

Where’s the Bud? LOL

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#8 posted 12-10-2012 11:19 PM

that is a big animal… cool story

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

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#9 posted 12-11-2012 12:20 AM

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

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#10 posted 12-11-2012 01:07 AM

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”.

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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#11 posted 12-11-2012 06:13 AM

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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#12 posted 12-11-2012 06:31 AM

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

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

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#13 posted 12-11-2012 09:54 AM

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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#14 posted 12-11-2012 02:41 PM

Damn, that’s a big dog!


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#15 posted 12-13-2012 01:57 AM

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

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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