Skip to comments.Photographer Learns Why You Shouldn’t Get Too Close to Wild Moose
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 shouldnt get too close to wild animals while trying to capture them on camera.
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A Møøse once bit my sister...
However, he wasn’t available for comment, or to pass along the lessons. Funeral next Tuesday.
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.”
What is it about Scandavian languages that make them all sound like doofuses?
Moose bites can be very nasty.
Everybody’s a comedian. ;)
Moose are sort of universal in cold country around the world.
Moose go where they want. Period.
Well, there ya go...learned something new. Thanks.
Always set your beebers to stuned when approaching a wild møøse. At the least, you should do so for your sister’s sake.
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.
What a stupid man. I think the moose was very patient.
All that yelling would have made me want to charge the idiot too!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hahahahaha...that sounds almost like the Jackass guys going over an alligator pit with meat stuck in their BVD’s...
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.
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.
Indigenous to the northern hemisphere - lotta moose in Russia, for example
Mynd you, møøse bites Kan be pretty nasti