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Putting your moose to work

by GMman
posted 10-27-2010 03:00 AM


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Abbott

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#1 posted 10-27-2010 03:01 AM

I don’t think that’s a real moose.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#2 posted 10-27-2010 03:03 AM

Is that your moose?

Are you doing that?

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#3 posted 10-27-2010 03:05 AM

That is a real moose.

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#4 posted 10-27-2010 03:06 AM

I think that is Glivinston’s icon babe in a moose suit.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#5 posted 10-27-2010 03:10 AM

The moose is real but that is not me on the photo

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#6 posted 10-27-2010 03:11 AM

That is just to cool Gman!

Yeah, I know it’s a real mouse…I could tell a fake moose clear across British Columbia.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#7 posted 10-27-2010 03:19 AM

This is the story.
C’est une photo prise par un conducteur de train, à Chapleau en Ontario.

Prenez note que la voie a 56 1/2 pouces de largeur entre les rails. Donc, ses bois ont au moins 6 pieds de large!!!

La femelle s’est fait tuer, voici le rejeton.

Un train avait heurté les orignaux, la mère est décédée, mais son veau a été épargné. L’homme de train a eu l’idée de l’amener à la maison et l’a soignée comme un nouveau-né, et il n’est jamais parti. L’orignal est resté autour avec les chevaux et a dormi dans la grange, tellement ingénieux, l’homme a commencé a atteler l’orignal avec ses chevaux.

Quand les chevaux sont finalement morts, l’orignal taureau n’a toujours pas parti, même pendant la saison du rut (accouplement), ainsi le vieil homme a employé l’orignal énorme pour son travail.

Ce type habite dans Chapleau, Canada

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#8 posted 10-27-2010 03:20 AM

Oh that’s nice…the only french I can understand is “would you like fries with that”.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#9 posted 10-27-2010 03:23 AM

Here you go.

French to English translation
This is a photo taken by a train driver, Chapleau, Ontario.

Note that the track is 56 1 / 2 inches wide between the rails. So its timber at least 6 feet wide!

The female was killed, the offspring here.

A train struck the moose, the mother died, but her calf was spared. The man now had the idea to bring him home and treated her as a newborn, and it never went away. The moose stayed around with the horses and slept in the barn, so ingenious, the man began to harness the moose with his horses.

When the horses are finally dead, the bull moose has still not left, even during the rut (mating), so the old man used the huge moose for his work.

This type lives in Chapleau, Canada

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#10 posted 10-27-2010 03:52 AM

I have seen this before, including more pictures as I recall. Pretty impressive.

But always remember, its just like having a relationship with a wild tiger, they truly are wild animals. Best I can tell, in Alaska, it is usually the cows with little ones that injure and kill people, which has happened right in the middle of this northern paradise, Anchorage…...don’t you wish you were here?

Jim

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#11 posted 10-27-2010 03:54 AM

“A loop, a whirl, a vertical climb, and once again you’ll know it’s time…For the adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle…and friends! Starring that supersonic speedster Rocket J. Squirrel and his pal Bullwinkle the moose, and a host of others…”

Sorry, I couldn’t help myself. I’ve been watching the first 3 seasons of the above quoted TV show.

Hey, wait a minute, this moose is a she moose! Should we call her Bullwinklette?

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#12 posted 10-27-2010 04:00 AM

Hehe :)

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#13 posted 10-27-2010 04:07 AM

Sounds silly, but cows don’t have racks like that…

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#14 posted 10-27-2010 04:42 AM

It’s photoshopped..fake. Compare the stack of logs on the right with the stack on the left…mirror images.

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#15 posted 10-27-2010 06:18 AM

mics_54
You nailed it, a fake. Like I said these are wild animals. That is more believeable than that a moose could be harnessed.

Sharp eyes…......

Jim

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#16 posted 10-27-2010 01:17 PM

I checked this on Snopes, & they say it’s false.

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#17 posted 10-27-2010 01:37 PM

Snopes is not 100% reliable.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#18 posted 10-27-2010 01:50 PM

Only Sarah Palin would know

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#19 posted 10-27-2010 01:59 PM

First shot i have personaly seen dozens of time snowmobiling in VT, 2nd is photoshopped.
Heres the closest to having one as a pet that I know of
http://www.savepetethemoose.org/

An finaly, Moose season just ended in VT and this was taken.

http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/article/20101021/NEWS02/101021037/Albino-moose-killed-in-Northeast-Kingdom

-- Doug...

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#20 posted 10-27-2010 03:47 PM

Too bad about the photo shop. But- They do use caribou for work animals so why not a moose?

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#21 posted 10-27-2010 04:02 PM

That’s a very large animal and must have a lot of power. If that harness is efficient that moose would be able to pull a lot of weight.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#22 posted 10-27-2010 04:24 PM

I would say that they use reindeer for work animals, not caribou. Never heard of caribou in harness. Personally, I don’t trust “tamed” wild animals. I was channel surfing yesterday. I saw a clip of a man and a woman in an enclosure with what looked like brown bears. She was plucking on a mandolin type instrument. Apparently, one bear was a music critic; attacked her and chewed on her leg for a while before turning on the guy and chewing on his arm. Domestic animals can get nasty also. My grandson was attacked by their Dalmation for no reason (that we are aware of). I recommend a book by Peter Hathaway Capstick, “Maneaters” to let you see what nature can be like. Not always the cute cuddly critters we see on TV.

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#23 posted 10-27-2010 04:29 PM

Hundreds of moose are killed every year in Alaska on our very small railroad. Ditto for on the highways, but the car is usually totalled too.

That picture is well done, but the give away is the piles of wood that sharp-eyed Dan from Sterling, Alaska spotted. The pile of logs behind the moose leg on the extreme right is the same pile, mirrored, on the left edge of the picture. I suppose that is a stuffed moose they took a picture of, draped in harness, then placed as an object on the landscape, and added the guy and the wood. They probalby didn’t have a good way to show the lower legs and hooves, so kept them out of the picture.

I could have made this myself, I am pretty handy with photo mods…........just for a different purpose. The trick is to keep the lighting and general tones consistent. The use of pieces of pictures to make textures is a common place technique while constructing objects for flightsimulator scenery. The set of woodworking textures I made for Sketchup does not use pictures, but I used bits of pitctures to make textures all the time for flightsim.

Jim

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#24 posted 10-27-2010 04:32 PM

Caribou and reindeer are the same species. Reindeer is the term used for domesticated ones. They have indeed been harnessed for work. I don’t think I have heard of moose being domesticated.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#25 posted 10-27-2010 04:37 PM

Oh, and all one has to do is look at a chihuahua and a wolf standing together, both essentially the same species, to see the effects of breeding and domestication. I have seen wolves or what is mostly wolf on a leash being walked, and the mannerisms of the wolf immediately set you on edge. You get the feeling before anything else, that it is not a normal dog. Wierd.

Jim

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#26 posted 10-27-2010 04:50 PM

A little girl in our town was recently attacked, & mauled by two St Bernard dogs.

They’re supposed to be rescue dogs.

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#27 posted 10-27-2010 05:03 PM

I have heard that the St. Bernards have become a problem, apparently due to breeding programs that emphasized features for show, rather than work. With irish wolf hounds, that could reach 200 pounds, (I owned a 160 pound irish wolf hound), they bred the viciousness out of them to make them safe as pets. Of course, they were originally bred to take down wolves. They would run in male-female pairs, with the male knocking down the running wolf, and the female killing the downed wolf with a bite to the neck.

Hmmmmmmmmmmm…..........

Jim

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#28 posted 10-27-2010 05:15 PM

I’ve heard of moose being used as work animals before. Apparently in Northern Ontario during the Great Depression, using moose to plow fields was briefly tried although didn’t work very well.

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#29 posted 10-27-2010 05:29 PM

If you won’t pull, we will put you in the skillet. There it is. :)

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#30 posted 10-27-2010 05:35 PM

Here in Alaska, moose are definitely skillet animals only….........(-:

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#31 posted 10-27-2010 05:55 PM

Yes, a moose will feed a family for the winter.

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#32 posted 10-27-2010 06:08 PM

I had a girlfriend who’s father was a hunter; all I ever had for dinner at her house was moose or deer. Was a pretty good 1 1/2 years!

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#33 posted 10-27-2010 08:46 PM

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#34 posted 10-27-2010 08:51 PM

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#35 posted 10-27-2010 09:28 PM

How’s this for a Moose?

At Cabelas in Grand Forks MN.

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#36 posted 10-27-2010 09:46 PM

“They do use caribou for work animals so why not a moose?”
I wouldn’t want to try to get any work done during the rut, with a bull moose. They have a reputation for a reason.

-- Mel,

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#37 posted 10-27-2010 09:57 PM

Heres one in my back yard, he is standing in 3’ of snow

-- Doug...

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#38 posted 10-27-2010 10:47 PM

Its a fake the big photo, that I have seen on other sites looks totally fake.
http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_work_moose_in_harness.htm

Analysis: The image is a fake, as are the various captions and stories accompanying it on its email rounds since early February 2007. One version says the photo was taken in Wyoming. Another says it was taken on St. Joseph Island in Lake Huron, Canada. Yet another claims it was taken in Maine. In truth, the picture is a composite, different parts of which could have been taken anywhere in the world.

A peek at its EXIF data reveals that the original photograph (presumably of the woodsy background) was taken with a Kodak digital camera on September 10, 2006, and edited in Adobe Photoshop on December 12, 2006. Let’s examine it more closely.

-- "A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila." ~Mitch Ratcliffe

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#39 posted 10-27-2010 11:40 PM

I have literally nearly run into them in my jogging days when I would jog in the neighborhood. I remember coming within 3 or 4 foot of one, jogging with my head down. I backed up, then went arround and kept on jogging. They eat the low lying branches, and that one was standing on the sidewalk.

Here is from my front yard. I live in the geographic center of Anchorage.

We have somewhere between 50 and a hundred moose living in the city, at least during the winter.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#40 posted 10-27-2010 11:49 PM

Great photo Jim!

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#41 posted 10-28-2010 06:11 PM

Wow!

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#42 posted 10-29-2010 12:26 AM

If you hit a moose a highway speeds your car will be totalled usually. And occasionally, the driver dies as well. As a minimum that driver would have been injured I suspect.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#43 posted 10-29-2010 12:32 AM

Abbott
I have posted that picture on LJ’s before. Before we put a fence up around the backyard, the moose would regularly come in and eat the slightly fermented crab apples on the tree in midwinter, and promptly fall asleep under the tree…......(-:

A few years back, a moose calved in my next door neighbors yard which is contiguous with no fence with mine. They are usually just interesting to have around, but they occasionally go haywire and injure someone. But I have never heard anyone say we should get rid of them. It is one of the reasons we Alaskans live here.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#44 posted 10-29-2010 12:43 AM

Being from Nl, moose was our staple source of meat most of the year, and I have seen moose used for farm tasks and pulling sleighs, but never a bull. they taste better than they work.

-- Junior -Quality is never an accident-it is the reward for the effort involved.

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#45 posted 10-29-2010 01:00 AM

I have posted that picture on LJ’s before. Before we put a fence up around the backyard, the moose would regularly come in and eat the slightly fermented crab apples on the tree in midwinter, and promptly fall asleep under the tree……...(-:

:) :) :)

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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