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    Tough neighbourhood...mugged by a Moose ..LOl..

    "You can see in the video that it's between a house and a vehicle, and our take on it is that the moose felt it needed to get out of there. It was being cornered, and the easiest way out happened to be over top of this individual," he said.

    Moose and deer are a fact of life in Smithers and the best thing that people can do is be aware of their surroundings, Knibbs said.
    The moose will not be put down, but Knibbs said he would keep an eye on the animal in future.
    Arte et marte (By Skill and by Fighting)...The RCEME motto

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    That was unsolicited!!

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    Guess it could have been worse... A lot worse!!!

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    Why would you walk that close to a wild animal of that size? She is really lucky!

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    #canadaproblems

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    I get in one little fight and my moms got scared
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    Did I hear that correctly? Did the camera man say "back, no, stop stop stop"? Unless I'm mistaken (good chance) this thing seems to be a pet.
    How is it one careless cigarette can cause a forest fire, but it takes a whole box of matches to light a campfire?

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    We had a very sick, disoriented moose hang around our cottages all summer last year. On a daily basis it would walk out to highway 17 and stand in the ditch. People would walk right up to this young bull (within 15 feet) and take pictures. The animal eventually died of natural causes in early SEpt but I couldn't believe how many people had no respect for such a large, wild animal. I suspect it had a brain parasite. It's back legs atrophied over the many months even though it was eating constantly.

    MNR said they were going to let nature take it's course but this moose appeared behind the general store in April and wandered around visible to everyone for months. I wonder who would be liable if someone died in a collison with a moose that is know to be a hazard. It lived in the ditches along 17 for days at a time. Just shear luck it wasn't hit.

    Dan O.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanO View Post
    We had a very sick, disoriented moose hang around our cottages all summer last year. On a daily basis it would walk out to highway 17 and stand in the ditch. People would walk right up to this young bull (within 15 feet) and take pictures. The animal eventually died of natural causes in early SEpt but I couldn't believe how many people had no respect for such a large, wild animal. I suspect it had a brain parasite. It's back legs atrophied over the many months even though it was eating constantly.

    MNR said they were going to let nature take it's course but this moose appeared behind the general store in April and wandered around visible to everyone for months. I wonder who would be liable if someone died in a collison with a moose that is know to be a hazard. It lived in the ditches along 17 for days at a time. Just shear luck it wasn't hit.

    Dan O.
    Sounds pretty characteristic of brain worm. I've heard of cases where the MNR would respond and dispatch a moose suspected to have brain worm but I guess it's not in the budget any more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GW11 View Post
    Sounds pretty characteristic of brain worm. I've heard of cases where the MNR would respond and dispatch a moose suspected to have brain worm but I guess it's not in the budget any more.
    I also remember this. There was a nice bull that was suspected of having brainworm hanging out on bark lake. The moose was dispatched by a local and the MNR just asked him for the head so they could do some testing.
    How is it one careless cigarette can cause a forest fire, but it takes a whole box of matches to light a campfire?

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