Skip to comments.Man fights back after moose attack
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.
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Moose and sister? I need a link.
The moral of the story is;
Never have your sister take a stuned beeber to a moose fight.
BURLS, you stupid moose, not BORIS!!
The WRONG type of encounter with moose knuckles.
"...with moose hair between his fingers..."
No there's a bad visual, IMO.
No = Now.
4:50am and I need more coffee, darnit.
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.
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!"
They are obviously behind this.
Moosehead? Well, at least they're honest about which animal their product comes from, if not which end.
When will people learn? "Congealed" Carry saves lives!
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-
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
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.
Praise Marty Moose!