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Sunday, March 2, 2008

Bullwinkle on the Rampage

This weekend I had an interesting experience. Since we are staying in my parents house while they are away for a little while we are taking care of everything. My mom has been having an on going battle with the neighborhood moose. She has been trying to fight them off her beautiful bushed and lilac tree for as long as I can remember...and well....she usually loses. But even though she is gone.....her fighting as not been in vain! I have put myself on the front lines of this battle and had my first combat just the other day.

I came home and found a moose munchin' away on the shrubs. I pulled the car up and started honking my horn trying to scare it off, only to push in more into the yard and go for the even fuller bushes....not really what I was going for.

So when I got into the house I went to the front door where the moose had moved to and tried to scare it off. I grabs some sticks off the ground and started tossing them at the beast... he completely ignored me by the way. But finally I got his attention and he turned....and turned FAST!. I jumped and got behind the door and shut it. I get on my tip toes and look out the window of the door and the moose has followed me and well.....tried to get in!

video

http://youtube.com/watch?v=03BQ75vlZQk

Sorry if the video does not work, I believe there is something wrong with blogspot.com becuase I have not been able to view it yet. Click on the link to view it on youtube. That is the only way I have gotten it to work :) Sorry

But the best part is....is that I just kept having this vision of this crazy moose busting down my front door chasing me through the house :) As soon as he started sucking on the door knob I ead bolted the door!.....like that is going to do anything :)

36 comments:

  1. Okay, that was too wild. Glad you took cover. I hear they can be a little violent when provoked! I can't imagine living with moose in my yard. We get dear, but here in little Ohio we don't get moose!

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  2. And here I think it is really cool that we had a deer family living in our yard for a while! I would love to see a moose!

    Thanks for sharing....

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  3. wow that is wild! I can't imagine seeing that

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  4. Whoa!!!!!! When it turned around so quickly do you think it wanted to charge you? That is unbelievable!!!!! Yowza!

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  5. Wow! That would be entertainment!

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  6. That would have freaked me out! Glad it finally left.

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  7. That is great stuff! The video tops it off!

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  8. Wow! Thas different, the biggest animal that comes near my house is a squirrel!!

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  9. WOW!!! a moose! holy crap! you are a brave woman! I have a bear problem here at my house, hes big and he knocks on the front door. Oh and has lovely parties with my trash cans and leaves me to clean up the mess! Good luck with your mom's moose! Glad he didnt get in! that was a great video!

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  10. Yeah that was cool! I couldn't do sound (at work) but the video itself is very cool!! But be CAREFUL!!

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  11. Oh my goodness! Freaky, freaky, freaky! Do you know anything about using ad sense on your blog? What do you think about it?

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  12. Man! I scream if a Squirrel comes near me. You are brave.

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  13. thanks for visiting my blog. how did you find it?

    love the moose video. our kids had to be kept in the schools after they should've been coming home last week, because a moose was loose on the town, and they were afraid to let the busses go.

    talk about over the hedge.

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  14. what a crazy moose! that was funny!

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  15. Amazing video!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope you'll come again...you're always welcome.

    Hugs!
    Kat

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  16. Oh my goodness that is so funny and scary, we don't even have moose over here the biggest thing to come into our suburban garden is a fox!! Great video though so worth seeing

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  17. That is one tenacious moose!

    Yay for you grabbing the camera to document it :-)

    Sorry we disagree on the Will Ferrell thing but thanks for weighing in!

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  18. Oh and no I haven't see Stranger than Fiction but after the last two, I am a little gunshy :-)

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  19. The things we put up with to live in Alaska! I am surprised you had enough frame of mind to get the video camera out.

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  20. Oh my Gosh...I wold be so scared. I can't even imagine on of those things in my house! Here in Michigan our biggest worry is destroying our car by hitting a deer.

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  21. Melissa--

    Thanks for the visit to my blog and for entering my giveaway! Your blog is fun, I love the moose incident, man does that bring back memories.

    Hope you all are doing well.

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  22. Oh my... incredible! I would have flipped out.

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  23. The first time I saw a moose I thought it was an ugly horse, and then it's mother stepped outfrom behind the bushes...
    I was glad I was on a train!

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  24. Just came across this, might want to check it out...

    http://wildlife.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=aawildlife.agmoose

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  25. That is insane! We have deer that prowl our back yard. I could never imagine a MOOSE!

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  26. that was hilarious! We lived in Fairbanks for three years.

    I just added a bunch of pictues from Homer on my Flickr. We loved our time there and would love to go back.

    Thanks for visiting my Manic Monday post.

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  27. Our neighbor threw a tricycle at a moose to scare it off. The moose like the trike and took off wearing it on his antlers....

    Great video

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  28. OMG that is hilarious. It is really is striking what a HUGE animal a moose is...

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  29. That is so funny. We had a moose in our front yard last summer...something that NEVER happens here in my town. They are alot bigger in real life than they are on tv!

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  30. Yea they really are huge...and this is just a teenager moose.

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  31. It's a beautiful moose!

    Stupid me...I would have probably gone outside and tried to pet it.

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  32. No Way! That is hilarious. Kind of scary! Super funny that you took a video.

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  33. Oh my lord! I would have freaked out! Are moose friendly? My dogs would have tried to attack! They are nuts though.

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  34. Gotta learn how to use the video clip on our phone and small camera. Wouldn't want to miss a photo op like this. lol

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