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Monday, January 11, 2010

PUTTIN' DA MOOSE TA USE DON'T-YA-KNOW

This photo of a "moose put to use" was sent to me by my pal Steve (Roy) Rogers. Here's what accompanied the photo:

" MINNESOTA CLYDESDALE"




Only in Nordern Minnesnowta! .......

This guy raised an abandoned moose calf with his horses, and believe it or not, he has trained it for lumber removal and other hauling tasks. Given the 2,000 pounds of robust muscle, and the splayed, grippy hooves, he claims it is the best work animal he has. He says the secret to keeping the moose around is a sweet salt lick, although, during the rut he disappears for a couple of weeks, but always comes home.... Impressive !!

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2 comments:

Patrick said...

Found this:
http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_work_moose_in_harness.htm

It also has links to real pictures of domesticated moose (meese?) at work.

Patrick said...

http://www.archivesalberta.org/odd/moose.htm

http://www.chezmaya.com/insolite/moose.htm