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Iditarod Rookie Describes 'Most Horrific 24 Hours of My Life'

Bull moose attacked Bridgett Watkins' dogs for nearly an hour during a training run

(Newser) - A woman training for the Iditarod in Alaska on Friday says she and her sled dogs withstood a harrowing, hour-long attack—not by a bear, but a bull moose. The state's Department of Fish and Wildlife says more moose-related injuries are logged each year than those inflicted by bear,...

As School Day Began, an 'Unbelievable' Crash

A moose smashed through the window of a Saskatchewan school

(Newser) - An early-morning program at a Saskatchewan school proved unusually exciting for the kids in attendance this week. The CBC reports that just before 9am on Thursday, a moose was spotted lurking around the Sylvia Fedoruk School in Saskatoon, just as a before-school program was wrapping up in a community room...

Ticks Are Sucking the Life From Maine's Moose

The state will see if allowing hunters to kill more moose than usual can help

(Newser) - Biologists in Maine think the best way to save its 65,000-strong moose population might be to kill off more of it, and they're engaging in an experiment to that end. As the Wall Street Journal explains, moose are currently dying at the hands of ticks, and climate change...

Drivers in Canada Get an Unusual Warning
'Do Not Let
Moose Lick
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'Do Not Let Moose Lick Your Car'

Canadian drivers receive an unusual warning

(Newser) - Authorities in rural Jasper, Canada, have put up LED signs warning drivers of a very Canadian road hazard. "Do not let moose lick your car," reads the missive, which you can see here . It's no joke. It seems that moose in Alberta province have figured out they...

Exhausted Moose Drowns After Crowd Scares It Into Water

The tired animal had just made a long swim from New York to Vermont

(Newser) - Vermont wildlife officials say a moose drowned in Lake Champlain after people crowded around the animal to take its picture, per the AP . Fish and Wildlife Officer Robert Currier tells WCAX that the moose swam across the lake from New York to South Hero, Vt., on Saturday. He says it...

Guy Kicks Moose. Then Comes the Payback

'Never a good idea,' says Fish and Game spokesman

(Newser) - A man was injured north of Anchorage after a moose that he had just kicked stomped his foot in return, state officials said. KTVA-TV reported the man escaped with major injuries in the encounter Thursday with the moose and her calf, the AP reports. "It sounds like the moose...

Hunter's 'Stupid Mistake' Leads to Grisly Scene

And a malodorous one in Argyle, NY

(Newser) - The source of a stench that bedeviled the residents of Argyle, NY, this fall has been identified, and it's a grisly one. The Post-Star reports hundreds of pounds of rotting moose meat—including the animal's head—were the culprit. After tracing the smell to its source, the state...

Ferdinand the Moose Gets a Second Chance

A viral video and petition drive helped save the rare white animal

(Newser) - A rare white moose in Sweden who likes the suburban life a little too much has won the fight of his life. At least for now. The trouble began when the moose (sometimes called an elk in Europe) rattled nerves in western Värmland when it charged a woman walking...

White Moose Stuns in Sweden
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White Moose Stuns in Sweden

Hans Nilsson recorded animal Friday in Varmland region

(Newser) - For three years, Hans Nilsson has been on a quest to find a rare white moose in southwestern Sweden. Finally, on two consecutive days last week, he succeeded—and, on the second day, happened to have his camera rolling, reports the Local . "Everything fell into place: the location, the...

Alaska Skiers Fight Grumpy Moose on Lift Line

Officials warn of 'cranky' animals after 2 incidents

(Newser) - Alaska wildlife officials warned people to keep their distance from grumpy moose after two close calls this past weekend. One of the animals walked up behind a woman tending chickens in the city of Homer on Sunday and started eating chicken food from a bucket she carried. When she turned,...

Government Issues a Most Canadian Warning

Beware of moose who lick cars, warns the Alberta government

(Newser) - Oh, Canada! The Alberta government is warning motorists to beware of moose that lick. That is, don't physically try to stop them. The Peter Lougheed Provincial Park west of Calgary has experienced an influx of moose who enjoy sampling the salt caked to the windows and doors of parked...

Moose Tries to Move Onto Vermont Farm, Fails

'Molly' tried to befriend 2 cows, bemused owners eventually shoo her off

(Newser) - A Vermont couple has chased off a moose that appeared to be bonding with their two cows on a Sheldon farm because they didn't want it to get injured, stuck in their barn, or damage their fences, reports the AP . Sharyn Abbott and her husband Tim returned to their...

2 Moose Found Frozen Mid-Fight in Remote Alaska

'A stark vision of how brutally harsh life can be'

(Newser) - Two moose were recently discovered frozen in battle and encased in ice near a remote village on Alaska's unforgiving western coast, the AP reports. Brad Webster, a middle school social studies and science teacher in Unalakleet, captured images of the massive animals poking through the ice as they lay...

Filed Under Very Canadian Crimes: Riding a Moose

BC men charged over events in viral video

(Newser) - Perhaps you imagined a man riding a moose was a common sight in Canada. Quite the contrary, it's actually a criminal offense—as two British Columbia men have learned. A year after a video was posted to YouTube showing a man jumping from a boat onto the back of...

Hunters Kill 2 Moose ... Behind a Fence, in a Zoo

They didn't realize their mistake until it was too late

(Newser) - Hunters in Norway bagged two moose, somehow without realizing they were shooting at the animals through a fence. And not just any fence, but the fence of the Polar Park zoo, The Local reports. As the hunters explained to the zoo, their hounds somehow got inside the animals' enclosure and...

Snowmobilers Save Moose in Avalanche

Three men in Alaska dig out stranded animal

(Newser) - Three snowmobilers near Anchorage, Alaska, came across a fresh landslide and tentatively approached to make sure no skiers had been trapped. Sure enough, they spotted something sticking out of the snow—something that turned out to be the snout of a buried moose, reports Alaska Dispatch News . The animal could...

Experts: Drunk Moose Are a Myth

They're too big to get smashed on fallen fruit

(Newser) - Hold those "Elkaholic" jokes: Every autumn, Swedish moose start doing things like falling in swimming pools and getting stuck in apple trees , supposedly after getting drunk on fermented apples, but experts say they probably aren't drunk after all, reports Radio Sweden via the Alaska Dispatch . The animals weigh...

New Theory in Minnesota's 'Alarming' Moose Die-Off

Wildlife biologist: Brain worm may be behind drop in numbers

(Newser) - It's a story that's been gathering steam: Something is killing America's moose . And as we wrap up a particularly frozen winter in Minnesota, where moose are dying at "an alarming rate," the New York Times looks at the seeming incongruity of the situation. Moose are...

Snowboarder Fined for Moose Harassment

Viral video shows guy chasing animal

(Newser) - A pair of Montana snowboarders made a name for themselves after chasing a moose down a mountain and filming the whole thing. After they posted the video to Facebook , it earned them national media coverage—and, for 21-year-old snowboarder Charlie Rush, a $225 fine, Fox News reports. The fine is...

Men Save Shark Choking on ... Moose

2 Newfoundland men pry out moose chunk, send shark back to sea

(Newser) - Two men spotted a wildlife watcher's dream on the coast of Newfoundland last weekend: a beached, eight-foot-long Greenland shark—choking on a piece of moose hide. The shark itself is a rare sight in the area. The chunk of moose stuck in its mouth "had the fur and...

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