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Man battled moose with slipper - and won---Drunken moose terrorizes family [Norway]
Aftenposten ^ | 6-19-06

Posted on 06/19/2006 6:01:32 PM PDT by SJackson

A Norwegian who thought he'd be spending a quiet weekend at his cabin near Kongsvinger ended up battling an angry moose with the first weapon that came to mind - his slipper.

Ivar Smedstad was relaxing at his holiday cabin (called a hytte in Norwegian) when his uninvited visitor suddenly appeared on his property.

"The moose was furious," Smedstad told local newspaper Glåmdalen. "Its ears were pulled back, the moose was snorting loudly and seemed to rear back on its legs."

The object of the moose's anger was Smedstad's dog, a seemingly innocent Leonberger named Shiba. Smedstad had no idea why the moose, a fully grown male, targeted Shiba or what prompted the moose to bound onto his otherwise peaceful retreat near a small lake called Bruntjern at Lunderseter.

"I was scared to death," Smedstad said. So was Shiba, and Smedstad did his best to save his pet.

"I screamed and yelled, trying to scare off the moose, but it was only focused on the dog," Smedstad said. "The moose didn't pay any attention to me at all."

In desperation, Smedstad took off his worn felt slipper and threw it at the moose. It hit the huge animal, known in Norway as "The King of the Forest," right in the forehead.

That was apparently enough to startle the moose, who calmed down, turned around and wandered off.

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Drunken moose terrorizes family

A Swedish family is being plagued by a fairly common Norwegian problem, the drunken moose

Laila von Scheele no longer dares let her children out of the house, for fear of an unfortunate encounter with the plastered visitor that frequents their garden.

"I am terrified. It can be dangerous when it's drunk," von Scheele told Swedish newspaper Expressen.

The last five nights in a row the same moose has entered their property in Ekerö, west of Stockholm. It helps itself to the fallen fruit from the family's ten apple trees.

As frequently is the case in Norway, the decomposing fruit have begun to ferment, and the result is a tipsy moose. The animal eats all it can, stumbles around the yard and finally falls asleep.

"It stays there until sunrise," von Scheele said.

The family has tried in vain to frighten the animal off, but so far has instead been forced to stay indoors. "I have three children, a cat, a grown dog and six puppies. I don't want any of them to be trampled or injured by the moose," von Scheele told the paper.


TOPICS: Cheese, Moose, Sister; Local News; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: cheese; hatewhenthathappens; moose; slipper

1 posted on 06/19/2006 6:01:36 PM PDT by SJackson
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To: SJackson

SBBSS


2 posted on 06/19/2006 6:04:11 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ("Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto")
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To: SJackson

I fought the moose and the moose won.


3 posted on 06/19/2006 6:10:04 PM PDT by cripplecreek (I'm trying to think but nothing happens)
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To: SJackson

Here, hold muh slipper, I'm going for reinforcements.


5 posted on 06/19/2006 6:12:46 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Wanna help kick some liberal arse? It's not just a job here at FR, IT's an obsession.)
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To: SJackson

I hate when that happens.


6 posted on 06/19/2006 6:15:07 PM PDT by Samwise (All that is needed for evil to triumph is that good men do nothing.)
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To: SJackson

what does moose meat taste like?


7 posted on 06/19/2006 6:16:28 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: SJackson
Could have been worse.


8 posted on 06/19/2006 6:18:11 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: vbmoneyspender

Tastes better with cheese.


9 posted on 06/19/2006 6:19:46 PM PDT by opbuzz (Right way, wrong way, Marine way)
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To: SJackson

A moose once bit my sister!


10 posted on 06/19/2006 6:37:04 PM PDT by samiam1972 (Live simply so that others may simply live!)
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To: samiam1972; All
Those dang Moose-limbs are taking over ALL the Scandanavian countries!

Cheers!

11 posted on 06/19/2006 6:44:03 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: A CA Guy

Awwww - those are cute slippers.That guy is lucky that moose was so easy to scare away.


12 posted on 06/19/2006 6:51:25 PM PDT by Peace Is Coming
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To: samiam1972

Curses! Beat me to it.

These moose threads are always interesting.


13 posted on 06/19/2006 6:54:08 PM PDT by ahayes ("If intelligent design evolved from creationism, then why are there still creationists?"--Quark2005)
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To: ahayes

These moose threads are always interesting.

Yes, yes they are.
Think I'll take a shower now.

My sister bit a cheese once...


14 posted on 06/19/2006 6:58:13 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: SJackson
Here is a moose getting a drink of beer.

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15 posted on 06/19/2006 7:09:49 PM PDT by Peace Is Coming
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To: SJackson

mark


16 posted on 06/19/2006 7:16:23 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Never trust Democrats with national security.)
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To: schwing_wifey

A little voice tells me you might be interested in this topic, LOL!


17 posted on 06/19/2006 7:16:23 PM PDT by alwaysconservative (I don't know how I do that)
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To: alwaysconservative

ROTFLMAO!!!! Another reason why I'm so glad Sweden has such great public transportation here is that I nailed a deer one month before we came to Sweden (my first ever) and all I thought about was possibly hitting a moose while driving here.... boy could I tell YOU stories that has led to...

;D


18 posted on 06/19/2006 10:34:52 PM PDT by schwing_wifey (Lily was mistaken.. The Borg are Swedish...Resistance is Futile.... PST +9hours)
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To: vbmoneyspender
what does moose meat taste like? Excellent. I recommend it. If I didn't already have 3 freezers full of venison, I'd go moose hunting.
19 posted on 10/10/2007 5:05:34 AM PDT by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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To: SJackson
White moose are exempt from DWI.


20 posted on 10/10/2007 5:21:09 AM PDT by Daffynition (The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.)
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To: schwing_wifey

My wife’s cousin hit a moose—in North Dakota. Totalled her little station wagon. Filled the freezer, though.


21 posted on 10/10/2007 5:45:20 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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To: alwaysconservative

You were right....I’ll always be interested in stuff from that part of the world.... rotf...

;D


22 posted on 10/10/2007 6:20:59 PM PDT by schwing_wifey (Lily was mistaken..The Borg are Swedish..Resistance is Futile.....)
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To: SJackson
I had to look up Leonberger.

Here's a pic of one.

Photo courtesy of Lara Bohinc

23 posted on 10/10/2007 6:28:08 PM PDT by csvset
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