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Both lose when cow moose collides with helicopter (Revenge of the tranquilized moose!)
Anchorage Daily News ^ | March 5, 2007 | KATIE PESZNECKER

Posted on 03/05/2007 9:02:17 AM PST by AlaskaErik

A routine flight to tag a cow moose took a bizarre turn this weekend when the tranquilized animal charged the tail section of a hovering helicopter, collided with the rear rotor and brought down the aircraft.

The injured animal was euthanized at the scene.

The incident happened near the southeast town of Gustavus late Saturday afternoon, and baffled officials with the Federal Aviation Administration and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

"I have never personally seen or heard of an injury of this type, caused to an animal by an aircraft," said Doug Larsen, regional supervisor for the Division of Wildlife Conservation. "It just had to be one of those quirky circumstance. Even dealing with bears and goats and moose and wolves, this is pretty unusual and truly a very unique situation."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alaska; helecopter; moose
Don't mess with moose!
1 posted on 03/05/2007 9:02:24 AM PST by AlaskaErik
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To: AlaskaErik

He thought it was a flying squirrel.


2 posted on 03/05/2007 9:03:41 AM PST by AU72
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To: AlaskaErik

The chopper should have been a tad higher. 'Course, Bullwinkle could have thrown his pal Rocky into the blades!


3 posted on 03/05/2007 9:04:52 AM PST by rbosque
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To: AlaskaErik
collided with the rear rotor and brought down the aircraft.

Yuk. Moose hash.

4 posted on 03/05/2007 9:04:54 AM PST by CholeraJoe ("The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord shall be born as the seventh month dies.")
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To: Paleo Conservative

Stoned moose meets helicopter ping


5 posted on 03/05/2007 9:05:33 AM PST by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: AlaskaErik

Search does work...
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1795420/posts
or
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/search?m=all;o=time;s=helicopter


6 posted on 03/05/2007 9:07:11 AM PST by xcamel (Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
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To: AlaskaErik

Moose are dangerous animals. They are also mean and will intentionally charge and kill you if they get a hankering to do so. One dare not be amused or taken in or underestimate them simply because of their gangly appearance. They are much faster than you...and, as I said, can be very mean. Like a Brahma bull in a pasture.


7 posted on 03/05/2007 9:07:17 AM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: AlaskaErik; derllak

"I have never personally seen or heard of an injury of this type, caused to an animal by an aircraft," said Doug Larsen, regional supervisor for the Division of Wildlife Conservation. "It just had to be one of those quirky circumstance. Even dealing with bears and goats and moose and wolves, this is pretty unusual and truly a very unique situation."


Makes me wonder about the qualifications this clown has being a regional supervisor.

These animals charge anything that they don't recognize and feel to be a threat. It's not uncommon in this country to see a moose charge a freight train head on.


8 posted on 03/05/2007 9:08:05 AM PST by Leatherneck_MT (Duncan Hunter in 2008)
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To: AlaskaErik

Sounds like the moose was "cheesed off".


9 posted on 03/05/2007 9:08:39 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: AlaskaErik

Solution... Stop taging big game.


10 posted on 03/05/2007 9:12:20 AM PST by EndWelfareToday (Live free and keep what you earn. - Tancredo or Hunter)
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To: EndWelfareToday

If they have to tag something, let them go down the west coast and tag Sea Lions with the 30.06.


11 posted on 03/05/2007 9:16:08 AM PST by fish hawk (The religion of Darwinism = Monkey Intellect)
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To: AlaskaErik

Moose Meat!!!!!!! Yummy!


12 posted on 03/05/2007 9:17:06 AM PST by JoeSixPack1
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To: fish hawk

Amen!


13 posted on 03/05/2007 9:20:59 AM PST by EndWelfareToday (Live free and keep what you earn. - Tancredo or Hunter)
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To: JoeSixPack1

Spiral cut moose. MMMmmmmmmm Yum


14 posted on 03/05/2007 9:30:31 AM PST by fish hawk (The religion of Darwinism = Monkey Intellect)
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To: AlaskaErik
[.. The injured animal was euthanized at the scene. ..]

Pity.. The resulting Moose soup excepted..

15 posted on 03/05/2007 9:31:14 AM PST by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole....)
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To: AlaskaErik

IBTAMOBMS!!


16 posted on 03/05/2007 9:49:37 AM PST by socal_parrot (I'm with stupid)
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To: AlaskaErik

17 posted on 03/05/2007 10:00:51 AM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: AlaskaErik

Here's a humorous story about men and moose.

I had a friend who thought it great sport to pester mooose with a BB gun. He was from the lower 48 and didn't have the respect for these animals we Alaskans who have lived here for years have.

When moose would come near his house - this was in downtown Anchorage - usually at night time, he would run out in his night gown with his BB gun and shoot the moose.

He had to run for his life on numerous occasions. There were times his only recourse was to dive under his car. Picture this, its about 10 or 20 below, you are lying on your belly under your car with a moose with its hackles raised peering under the car at you waiting to stomp you death.

He almost froze to death before the moose finally moved on.


18 posted on 03/05/2007 10:01:20 AM PST by sasportas
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To: AlaskaErik

This thread needs a picture.


19 posted on 03/05/2007 10:01:40 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: AlaskaErik
A møøse once collided with my sister's helicopter.

Mynd you, møøse collisions kan be pretty nastï.

20 posted on 03/05/2007 10:04:28 AM PST by avg_freeper (Gunga galunga. Gunga, gunga galunga)
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To: Leatherneck_MT

Saw a bush airplane that had been dismantled by a bear to get at some moose parts inside.


21 posted on 03/05/2007 10:06:45 AM PST by RightWhale (300 miles north of Big Wild Life)
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To: Jeff Head

We were in Denali this past fall. We were advised what to do if we saw a bear. And what to do if we saw a moose. And advised that if we had to choose between a bear and a moose, run toward the bear!


22 posted on 03/05/2007 10:21:49 AM PST by trimom
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To: AlaskaErik

A helicopter once bit my sister's moose.


23 posted on 03/05/2007 10:27:31 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Afghan protest - "Death to Dog Washers!")
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To: RightWhale
....bush airplane that had been dismantled by a bear...

Brother landed a USCG helo on an Alaskan beach looking for some lost hunters. He and the crew came back 30 min later to find a bear peeling a section of the H-46 aluminum side off "like a sardine can"!

24 posted on 03/05/2007 10:35:24 AM PST by GoldCountryRedneck ("There are no stupid questions. There are, however, many inquisitive idiots." - unknown)
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To: GoldCountryRedneck

Bear: Cargo hatch? What is that? Opens easy enough right here on the fusilage.


25 posted on 03/05/2007 12:36:19 PM PST by RightWhale (300 miles north of Big Wild Life)
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To: RightWhale
...Opens easy enough right here

*lol*

'Bout the way it was. He said the trip back was a bit drafty...

26 posted on 03/05/2007 12:47:48 PM PST by GoldCountryRedneck ("There are no stupid questions. There are, however, many inquisitive idiots." - unknown)
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To: Leatherneck_MT

Not to MENTION that just about EVERY huntin' buddy I've got has a story about someone they know being treed by a moose....sometimes for HOURS.

Yeah, unless YOU can run 40MPH through heavy brush....don't PET them mooses...!!!


27 posted on 03/05/2007 12:50:41 PM PST by JB in Whitefish
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To: JB in Whitefish

LOL

Amen JB, Amen!! :)


28 posted on 03/05/2007 12:57:56 PM PST by Leatherneck_MT (Duncan Hunter in 2008)
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