Re: FWD (EXT/TLCB) Re: top o' the mornin to ya mr elk...

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Tue Jul 18 2000 - 07:26:25 MDT

"Terry W. Colvin" wrote:
> When I was still in grade school in Maine, one summer we had a cow moose and
> her calf live in our pasture with the cattle all summer. She would join the
> herd when we drove them to the barn for milking, and we would have to run her
> off. I don't know if any of my brothers and sisters still have pics of us
> with our arms around the moose's neck or not. But we spent a lot of time
> with the cow and her calf, and never once did we feel like we might have been
> in danger. But I do know of bull moose attacking log trucks head on in the
> evening during mating season...I suppose someone has figured out why they do
> that. It's probably better not to mess with a moose unless they decide to
> hang around you...

Yeah. Your cow moose had probably decided she was a cattle cow, not a
moose cow. They do such things occasionally. There was a case a few
years ago of a bull moose falling in love with a cattle cow at a farm,
only to be unrequited. It sparked quite a series of newspaper articles
and even a book...

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