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Officers shoot belligerent moose
The News Miner, Fairbanks ^ | 1/24/2003 | Associated Press

Posted on 01/24/2003 3:46:41 PM PST by JennysCool

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Campus police at the University of Alaska Anchorage shot and killed a cow moose Tuesday night after the animal had menaced students and charged the officers.

At one point, a student got trapped behind a light pole near the UAA Commons when the moose forced him to take refuge, said Sgt. Annie Endecott of the University Police Department.

"He kept dodging the moose," Endecott said. "Every time he moved, the moose got real aggressive."

The moose had been aggressive while wandering around the Commons area, according to police and students.

"Somebody warned us: 'Watch out! There's a moose over there with its ears down,"' said Aaron Wilson, a 22-year-old junior, referring to his encounter with the animal as he and a friend left the UAA Commons after dinner.

Officer Brad Munn arrived shortly after 6:30 p.m. and drove his patrol car along bike paths behind the Commons. On a small hill leading to dorms, he saw the moose 30-40 feet away, highly agitated.

"It was like a bronco," Munn said. "It started bucking with its back legs, kicking outward, and even with its front, throwing that out. It was blowing air from its nose."

Munn called Endecott, who is a former Fish and Wildlife state trooper.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: belligerent; down; ears; menace; moose; moosegonewild; moosewatch; whenmeeseattack
Sure, it's only "campus hijinx" until a moose gets killed ...
1 posted on 01/24/2003 3:46:41 PM PST by JennysCool
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To: JennysCool
I thought the source link said, "The Nose Miner, Fairbanks" and assumed it was referring to one of my kids... Whoops...
2 posted on 01/24/2003 3:48:22 PM PST by Chad Fairbanks (We've got Armadillos in our trousers. It's really quite frightening.)
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To: JennysCool
There is a dog on another thread this moose should have met.
3 posted on 01/24/2003 3:49:02 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter
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To: Chad Fairbanks
HA!
4 posted on 01/24/2003 3:49:46 PM PST by JennysCool
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To: JennysCool
I think we need møøse profiling!
5 posted on 01/24/2003 3:50:22 PM PST by B Knotts
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To: JennysCool

6 posted on 01/24/2003 3:50:59 PM PST by EggsAckley
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To: JennysCool
I hate it when that happens.
7 posted on 01/24/2003 3:51:31 PM PST by Redcloak (Tag, you're it!)
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To: JennysCool
You bring the moose, I'll bring the...


8 posted on 01/24/2003 3:52:02 PM PST by Caipirabob (Democrat... Socialist...Communist...Traitor...Who can tell the difference these days?)
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To: JennysCool
Mad Moose menaces Mid-terms, Democrats decry spending cuts.
"George Bush is throwing old moose out on the streets with out medical care.
9 posted on 01/24/2003 3:52:20 PM PST by tet68
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To: BlueLancer
Don't read this 'til you've had a gøød stiff drink.
10 posted on 01/24/2003 3:53:06 PM PST by dighton
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To: *moosewatch
Ping!!!
11 posted on 01/24/2003 3:53:21 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity
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To: Yakboy
Cheese it, the moose!
12 posted on 01/24/2003 3:53:46 PM PST by JennysCool
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To: JennysCool
"Somebody warned us: 'Watch out! There's a moose over there with its ears down."

I guess cats aren't the only ones who do that when they're upset.

13 posted on 01/24/2003 3:55:16 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity
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To: JennysCool
Sure, it's only "campus hijinx" until a moose gets killed ...

LOL!

But really, must we throw around terms like "belligerent"? I mean, they were trying to kill him, I'd be ticked off too.

14 posted on 01/24/2003 3:57:46 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

15 posted on 01/24/2003 3:58:00 PM PST by JennysCool
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To: JennysCool
oh this is cheesy.....
16 posted on 01/24/2003 3:59:44 PM PST by kstewskis ("political correctness is intellectual terrorism"....Mel Gibson)
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To: EggsAckley
Aid Station:


17 posted on 01/24/2003 4:03:57 PM PST by ErnBatavia ((Bumperootus!))
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To: gov_bean_ counter
"Officer, did you order the moose to back away?"
18 posted on 01/24/2003 4:04:03 PM PST by Wolverine
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To: JennysCool
Oh my god, they killed Bullwinkle! Those bastards!


19 posted on 01/24/2003 4:07:11 PM PST by Alex Murphy
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To: JennysCool
In the lower 48, college guys only have to worry about drunken coeds. ;-)


20 posted on 01/24/2003 4:07:27 PM PST by LBGA
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To: Wolverine

I have no comment at this time.


21 posted on 01/24/2003 4:07:55 PM PST by DAnconia55
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To: JennysCool
Well someone's sister won't get bit.
22 posted on 01/24/2003 4:09:38 PM PST by exmoor
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To: DAnconia55
ROTFL!
23 posted on 01/24/2003 4:10:05 PM PST by Alex Murphy
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To: JennysCool
I bet PETA will have a field day with this. Why didn't they offer to mediate?

Moreover, why didn't those brazen, cowboy-diplomacy-driven cops consider going to the United Nations to get a few dozen resolutions, wait 12 years for the moose to comply and then go to the UN again, only to get dozens of 3rd parties to shout "DONT KILL THE BELLIGERENT MOOSE!" and "THIS IS A WAR AGAIN MOOSESESES" and "POVERTY MADE THE MOOSE BELLIGERENT!" ???

Why oh why...

24 posted on 01/24/2003 4:10:41 PM PST by xrp
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To: Wolverine
WOW! up to #18, and the moose, hasn't bitten anyone sister:)
A record!
25 posted on 01/24/2003 4:11:50 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Just be because your paranoid,doesn't mean they aren't out to get you. :)
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To: exmoor
Darn, Beat the "sister bitten by" by 4 replies (#22),
someone had to say it :)
26 posted on 01/24/2003 4:16:12 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Just be because your paranoid,doesn't mean they aren't out to get you. :)
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To: xrp
Oh, the humoosity!
27 posted on 01/24/2003 4:19:41 PM PST by JennysCool
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To: JennysCool
That's funny. But seriously, what right did they have to shoot the moose, anyway? The moose was there long before the school. The moose didn't invade the school. The school destroyed the domain of meese (or, is it, mooses?).
Anyway, they (meese) are the owners. We're just the guests.
28 posted on 01/24/2003 4:22:32 PM PST by hoosierskypilot
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To: hoosierskypilot
Your right. The meese are aboriginal. And belligerent.
29 posted on 01/24/2003 4:24:08 PM PST by JennysCool
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To: B Knotts
Campus police shoot moose?

That's terrible! Moose was the black police officer who looked for the snipers? Why did they shoot him? Just because he couldn't find the snipers? That's terrible!

Hey, moron, they didn't shoot Mr. Moose. They shot a moose.

Oh. Never mind.

30 posted on 01/24/2003 4:26:05 PM PST by hoosierskypilot
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To: hoosierskypilot
Anyway, they (meese) are the owners. We're just the guests.

Sorry, no -- we are NOT their guests. Moose have the entire state to run around in, and when they *insist* on coming into the few pedestrian areas over and over again, they are a threat. Moose (plural: "moose") do kill people. Quite efficiently, actually.

31 posted on 01/24/2003 4:30:13 PM PST by Anchoragite
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To: JennysCool
The meese are aboriginal

You mean the meese are the little black pygmy people from Australia? The campus police are shooting the little black pygmy people from Australia? What are pygmies doing on campus anyway? And why are they chasing students? But does that give the cp the right to shoot them?

This is worse than I thought?

32 posted on 01/24/2003 4:30:21 PM PST by hoosierskypilot
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To: JennysCool
Freeper SENTINEL engages in hand to hand combat with Alaskan moose ! (repost)

26 JAN 2002 | SENTINEL

About thirty minutes ago, while freeping, I heard my German Shepherd / Akita mix fighting with something out back where she is tied up here in Anchorage. I have seen a few foxes lately, and figured they wanted her food, so while running through my machine shop on the way to the back door, I grabbed the first thing I saw for a weapon, a 3 pound sledge. This mighty hammer with it's chipped orange painted head and hickory handle made me feel like the invincible Thor as I opened the door to see what it was that was keeping my guard dog so noisily busy.

MOOSE !! One female ...10 feet @ 12 o'clock and a large bull 15 feet out @ 10 o'clock, both trying to stomp the life out of my very angry dog ! Chesty (named of course after the Marine corps mascot) was somehow not only managing to stay out of the 4 very heavy hooves' way, but was repeatedly lungeing at the throats of the goofy looking clydesdale sized aggressors. My repeated USMC Drill instructor quality barks had no effect, and my valiant dog was flat out of rope. So I did what any good Marine would do...CHARGE !!

And with a blood curdling scream that William Wallace would be proud of, and a crappy chinese hammer, I took on 2500 pounds of Alaskan fury !

I am convinced that there is a merciful God in heaven, who saves wanna be superheroes from themselves.

The female instantly turned her anger toward me, as I grabbed the rope my mighty warrior of a dog was tied to, and lowered her fire-hydrant sized head to plow me over with. The steam from her breath wetted my face as I cracked her right between the eyes with the steel head of the mallet. I honestly remember worrying that the head of the cheap harbor freight sledge would fly off the handle because of how hard I swung it.

I then bolted the 10 feet back into the door of my shop, dog in tow and felt a little shove from a moose nose right as I entered the doorway. Chesty took one more bite as I dragged her past the cow moose which did not enter the shop as I feared it would.

The bull, luckily, had been pushed to the side by the cow when she came after me. I, without thinking, untied my dog, and told her to go back into the shop. She of course went right back out after the moose, who decided to bug out, and ran into the forest. What a good dog !

Although the sledgehammer and my hand both have some blood spatterring, it felt as though it had made contact with a main battle tank.

I think I'll go home and cook up some moose burgers, one for myself, and one for my dog, she's earned it !

_________________________________________________________

I've still got the dog, but next time I'll use the 12 guage !

33 posted on 01/24/2003 4:31:28 PM PST by SENTINEL
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To: skinkinthegrass
Mind you, moose bites can be nasty.
34 posted on 01/24/2003 4:40:17 PM PST by Pining_4_TX
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To: skinkinthegrass
I say maybe you better call it a night and get on the ball tomorrow. Sleep tight and don't let that moose bite...Oh no I can't say that anymore....
35 posted on 01/24/2003 4:50:02 PM PST by exmoor
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To: SENTINEL
LOL. What a great story. Three cheers for you and Chesty both.
36 posted on 01/24/2003 4:52:47 PM PST by Bahbah (No more francophile, moi)
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To: Pining_4_TX
More than 10 yrs. in martial arts training, I've got a 42in. sword. Me scared?
Your darn right, I'm scared, 2000> lbs.running full bore at my arse! YIKES!
37 posted on 01/24/2003 4:58:57 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Just be because your paranoid,doesn't mean they aren't out to get you. :)
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To: SENTINEL
Good for you! I saw a news clip a few years ago of a cow moose killing a guy on the U of A campus. You done good! Alaskans should eat a lot more meese.
38 posted on 01/24/2003 5:00:53 PM PST by nightdriver
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To: JennysCool
Officers shoot belligerent moose

Aww, that's too bad. I always like the Chief.

39 posted on 01/24/2003 5:05:57 PM PST by mass55th
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