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Photographer Learns Why You Shouldn’t Get Too Close to Wild Moose
PETAPIXEL ^ | Aug 01,2013 | Michael Zhang

Posted on 08/01/2013 7:51:47 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER

Norwegian photographer Arvid Strømnes learned a lesson earlier this week about why you shouldn’t get too close to wild animals while trying to capture them on camera.

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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Cheese, Moose, Sister; Chit/Chat; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: attack; moose; moosebitsister
Don't mess with the moose
1 posted on 08/01/2013 7:51:47 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Hi! You’re back! I hope all is well with you now.


2 posted on 08/01/2013 7:53:13 PM PDT by Jemian
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

A Møøse once bit my sister...


3 posted on 08/01/2013 7:53:19 PM PDT by Edward Teach
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To: SWAMPSNIPER; a fool in paradise

However, he wasn’t available for comment, or to pass along the lessons. Funeral next Tuesday.


4 posted on 08/01/2013 7:54:46 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

LOL—The moose is like, “Dude, I know you’re there, stop trying to sneak up on me. Dude, I’m warning you. Dude, hammer time.”


5 posted on 08/01/2013 7:59:14 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

What is it about Scandavian languages that make them all sound like doofuses?


6 posted on 08/01/2013 8:02:00 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Moose bites can be very nasty.


7 posted on 08/01/2013 8:03:15 PM PDT by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Pert near had us anuthern, but thisn'll do.


8 posted on 08/01/2013 8:03:22 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: Edward Teach

Everybody’s a comedian. ;)


9 posted on 08/01/2013 8:04:13 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge ("we are pilgrims in an unholy land")
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Welcome back!!!! The Norwegian dialog loosely translates to ...here, hold ma beer. I thought moose were indigenous to north America. Learn something new each day.
10 posted on 08/01/2013 8:07:34 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt)
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To: Conservative4Ever

Moose are sort of universal in cold country around the world.


11 posted on 08/01/2013 8:10:38 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Yeah, but did he get the shot?

Welcome back

12 posted on 08/01/2013 8:12:31 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Conservative4Ever
I thought moose were indigenous to north America.

Moose go where they want. Period.

13 posted on 08/01/2013 8:12:57 PM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Well, there ya go...learned something new. Thanks.


14 posted on 08/01/2013 8:13:36 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Always set your beebers to stuned when approaching a wild møøse. At the least, you should do so for your sister’s sake.


15 posted on 08/01/2013 8:14:31 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Conservative4Ever
The Scandinavians call them Elg.
16 posted on 08/01/2013 8:15:31 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Could have been worse...

 photo Moose-Statue4.jpg

17 posted on 08/01/2013 8:25:38 PM PDT by Clay Moore ("In politics, stupidity is not a handicap." Napoleon Bonaparte)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I have a lot of video of moose, mostly taken in and around Yellowstone park. My spouse loves them so we seek them out. The closest I’ve been to one was probably about twenty feet, but I was not moving and he was slowly grazing on flowers coming in my direction. I could zoom right up his nose. A ranger finally advised me to back off. It was right out in front of Lake Lodge in YNP. They can sprint really fast.


18 posted on 08/01/2013 8:31:31 PM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

What a stupid man. I think the moose was very patient.


19 posted on 08/01/2013 8:43:07 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: ModelBreaker

All that yelling would have made me want to charge the idiot too!


20 posted on 08/01/2013 8:44:22 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I went white water rafting up in Maine a while back, and it was pretty far up. At one point I remember being on the bus that was taking us back, seemed we went down logging roads for a long time.

As we approached the area we started, there was a huge bull moose with an enormous rack standing right on the side of the road, as we passed. Not ten feet from that moose, a guy was taking pictures of the thing.

Unbelievable.

I remember someone hissing at the guy through a window as we passed “Get the f**k away from that animal, you stupid s**t!”

The moose was just chewing placidly, but it’s beady eyes were fixed on the guy. He had no idea how dangerous is was to be close to that moose, even if it might have seemed calmed and detached.

The shoulder of that moose was a good foot or two higher than the guy’s head, that was how huge it was. Apparently, if you get them during rutting season, they can be extremely unpredictable.


21 posted on 08/01/2013 8:44:47 PM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: rlmorel

I was sitting by a canal one day with a big gator just under water right in front of me. Some damned fool tourist got a friend to hold one hand while he leaned out over the water to take pics. I told him if he started slipping to throw the camera up to me, no sense in the day being a total loss. He told me he didn’t think the gator could get him. I told him it depended on how much the gator wanted him.


22 posted on 08/01/2013 8:51:41 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Clay Moore
Hahahahahahahahahahahaha....


23 posted on 08/01/2013 8:53:47 PM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I have seen some crazy stuff on youtube of people getting really close to large gators and crocs.

A lot of times the footage looked like it came from India. Must be a cultural thing.


24 posted on 08/01/2013 9:00:15 PM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Hahahahaha...that sounds almost like the Jackass guys going over an alligator pit with meat stuck in their BVD’s...


25 posted on 08/01/2013 9:14:50 PM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: Second Amendment First

My late father’s house, where I live, is in a forest.

A few weeks ago I’m standing out by the mailbox with an umbrella opened up over a package to be mailed. It’s raining and I know the mail lady is coming back down the hill, so I’m waiting to talk to her.

Hearing a noise behind me I turn; there is a doe sneaking up behind me, probably to check out the umbrella.


26 posted on 08/02/2013 12:04:00 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITIZEN: BORN IN THE USA OFCITIZEN PARENTS)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
and this was a calf, to boot. Lucky Momma wasn't around.

I once followed a big, black bull moose - big as a pickup truck - into the woods, snapping pics as I went, thru the pucker-brush, berry brambles etc ... Every few yards, as I got closer, he'd look over is shoulder at me and then resume his path. Then he turned around and stared at me.

I got the message and got outta there -

Another time, I spotted a moose coming out of the woods to feed in the water - I went to a road that backed up the woods on the other side and started trekking down to the pond through the woods - then I remembered that moose has the habit of backtracking to see if they are being followed. I decided to go back to my car.

And last year, my nieces little American Eskimo dog was stomped to death by a moose in Idaho.

They really aren't to be messed with.

27 posted on 08/02/2013 12:36:50 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: Conservative4Ever
I thought moose were indigenous to north America.

Indigenous to the northern hemisphere - lotta moose in Russia, for example

28 posted on 08/02/2013 12:38:55 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: Edward Teach

Mynd you, møøse bites Kan be pretty nasti


29 posted on 08/02/2013 1:16:50 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the blind obedience of fools - Solon, Lawmaker of Athens)
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