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Man fights back after moose attack
Aftenpost ^ | October 5, 2004 | by Nina Berglund

Posted on 10/07/2004 1:23:14 AM PDT by aculeus

A man in southern Norway was out looking for tree burls in the woods Monday afternoon when an angry male moose found him instead. The moose went on the attack, but Salvesen fought back, fearing for his life. Norwegian moose are generally shy and usually run in the opposite direction when encountering humans. In this case, the moose was more than simply aggressive.

"He charged right at me," a shaken Salvesen told local newspaper Fædrelandsvennen in Kristiansand. "I screamed, tried to run and dove behind some trees."

The moose kept pursuing him, Salvesen claimed, so he swung the axe he was carrying to cut wood burls off tree trunks.

"I hit him in one of his back legs and I could see that his leg broke," Salvesen said.

The broken leg didn't stop the moose either, and he swung his head towards Salvesen and tried to trample him with his front legs.

"So I lunged at him again with the axe, and got him in the head this time," Salvesen claimed. "The moose fell and I grabbed his horns, only to get kicked again."

The moose finally retreated and limped into the woods. Salvesen, in shock and with moose hair between his fingers, said he stumbled to the nearest house to get help.

Local wildlife authorities later searched for the wounded moose, but he wasn't found. Salvesen said he's still shaken, not to mention badly bruised.

"It will be a long time before I go wandering in the woods alone again," he said.

Aftenposten English Web Desk


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1 posted on 10/07/2004 1:23:14 AM PDT by aculeus
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To: aculeus

Moose and sister? I need a link.


2 posted on 10/07/2004 1:24:34 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: Jet Jaguar

The moral of the story is;

Never have your sister take a stuned beeber to a moose fight.

Really...I'm series.


3 posted on 10/07/2004 1:28:03 AM PDT by Salamander (Pirates of the Appalachians)
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To: aculeus

BURLS, you stupid moose, not BORIS!!


4 posted on 10/07/2004 1:29:16 AM PDT by xJones
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To: aculeus

5 posted on 10/07/2004 1:31:05 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: aculeus

6 posted on 10/07/2004 1:36:04 AM PDT by CheneyChick
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To: aculeus

The WRONG type of encounter with moose knuckles.


7 posted on 10/07/2004 1:43:38 AM PDT by edpc
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To: aculeus

"...with moose hair between his fingers..."

No there's a bad visual, IMO.


8 posted on 10/07/2004 1:48:07 AM PDT by 7.62 x 51mm ( veni vidi vino visa "I came, I saw, I drank wine, I shopped")
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To: 7.62 x 51mm

No = Now.

4:50am and I need more coffee, darnit.


9 posted on 10/07/2004 1:49:02 AM PDT by 7.62 x 51mm ( veni vidi vino visa "I came, I saw, I drank wine, I shopped")
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To: CheneyChick


10 posted on 10/07/2004 1:50:50 AM PDT by Watery Tart (Moose and sister -- sharpened toothbrush?)
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To: aculeus

I seem to recall reading that more people are killed by moose in North America annually than by any other animal, including bears, cats, snakes, and Demonrats.


11 posted on 10/07/2004 2:00:55 AM PDT by fire_eye (Socialism is the opiate of academia.)
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To: aculeus
This article is making me thirsty.


12 posted on 10/07/2004 2:13:58 AM PDT by ravinson
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To: ravinson

I know the moose has been out of work since Northern Exposure went off the air, but sheesh!

"Hey, Rocky, watch me pull a Norwegian out of my hat!"


13 posted on 10/07/2004 2:30:56 AM PDT by WestVirginiaRebel (Whose side would you rather be on? The Moon god worshippers, or people who've been to the Moon?)
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To: aculeus

They are obviously behind this.

14 posted on 10/07/2004 2:36:25 AM PDT by Pharmboy (History's greatest agent for freedom: The US Armed Forces)
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To: ravinson

Moosehead? Well, at least they're honest about which animal their product comes from, if not which end.


15 posted on 10/07/2004 2:44:10 AM PDT by Grut
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To: aculeus

When will people learn? "Congealed" Carry saves lives!

16 posted on 10/07/2004 2:47:50 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Democrats.. Socialists..Commies..Traitors...Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Møøse trained by TUTTE HERMSGERVORDENBROTBORDA

Special Møøse Effects OLAF PROT
Møøse Costumes SIGGI CHURCHILL
Møøse Choreographed by HORST PROT III
Miss Taylor's Møøses by HENGST DOUGLAS-HOME
Møøse trained to mix
concrete and sign com-
plicated insurance
forms by JURGEN WIGG
Møøses' noses wiped by BJORN IRKESTOM-SLATER WALKER

Large møøse on the left
half side of the screen
in the third scene from
the end, given a thorough
grounding in Latin,
French and "O" Level
Geography by BO BENN

Suggestive poses for the
Møøse suggested by VIC ROTTER
Antler-care by LIV THATCHER


17 posted on 10/07/2004 3:35:55 AM PDT by Dutchgirl (Burma shave!)
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To: aculeus; Delta 21; Pete-R-Bilt; tubebender; Darksheare

18 posted on 10/07/2004 3:42:57 AM PDT by glock rocks ("That's the north star? I don't keep up on astrology." ... then she voted.)
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To: aculeus

My wife, sister, brother-in-law, and I were once photographing a moose off a logging road in upstate Maine when it started to trot very quickly towards us. My wife and sister have never let my brother-in-law and me forget how the "big brave men" beat the women to the safety of the car!

Moose can be testy.


19 posted on 10/07/2004 3:44:54 AM PDT by rockprof
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To: aculeus

Praise Marty Moose!
-Clark Griswald


20 posted on 10/07/2004 4:27:23 AM PDT by Finalapproach29er ({about the news media} "We'll tell you any sh** you want hear" : Howard Beale --> NETWORK)
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