Friday, August 7, 2009

How would you like a moose in your lobby?

I still don't have the time or energy to write something original, but here's something from the Bangor Daily News. It should lighten up your day. A few days ago, this large moose walked into a building up the coast a bit from where I'm now living. These things weigh about a ton. After getting it sedated, they had to use a backhoe to put in in a truck.

The settling in is going reasonably well. The weather has been great and I really think I'm going to like it here.

7 comments:

Grandmère Mimi said...

I imagine that the folks who moved from New Orleans to Maine may not yet be accustomed to moose encounters.

I'm glad you're settling in and that, so far, you like your new home.

motheramelia said...

It is quite a shock when you see your first one or two. They are huge, shaggy and weird looking. I assume the New Orleans people are snow bunnies (just get a Maine winter under your belt and if they're not they probably will be). Summer in Maine and winter in New Orleans. Not a bad way to live if you can afford it.

Leonardo Ricardo said...

Moose encounters are a whole new way of looking at things...kinda clears ones innermost expectations from the civilized stuff. Loved it! Thanks

Grandmère Mimi said...

We've encountered mooses (or is it meese?) while hiking in the mountains in the West, but only in the great outdoors. They are huge animals.

motheramelia said...

So far this year I've read of one that jumped off a bridge onto the interstate in addition to the Camden one. Right after I arrived in Millinocket, Maine a group of 5 or 7 (can't rembember) blocked the road into town and the police were using bull horns to try to get them to leave. About the same time a parishioner ran into one on the interstate and ended up with a broken neck (she has recovered) I saw one eye to eye last year while driving to NH to visit my sister. It flew across the road and stared at me (I drive a VW van and sit up high) through the front window. I missed it by an inch. I think every Mainiac has a moose story.

Rick+ said...

     And I thought my close-calls with deer and open-range cattle made good stories! Moose are definitely more interesting. I think it's because of all the Rocky & Bullwinkle cartoons I watched as a child.

motheramelia said...

Rick, I think Moose are far more interesting. One of the pastimes in Rangeley is going out near dusk to go moose watching. One of the roads is nicknamed "moose alley."