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Moose hunter killed bymoose?

  1. Oct 20, 2012 #1

    arildno

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    A man on a moose hunting team was reported missing, and was found dead by a search team by the sounds of a whimpering dog.
    Both dog and man had visible injuries, possibly by a moose attack. But being some hundred metres from a road, it might have been a car that attacked him instead.
    http://www.dagbladet.no/2012/10/20/nyheter/innenriks/dodsulukke/23963020/
     
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  3. Oct 20, 2012 #2

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    You mean you have off road cars trained to attack moose hunters?
     
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    It was a suicide.
     
  5. Oct 20, 2012 #4

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    No, but moose tend, from time to time, to amble along, or across, roads.
    Perhaps the moose hunter was a lazy fellow, thinking he could catch a moose along the road, rather than by crawling about among the shrubs and tree roots?
    After all, he was in his 60's so he might have had back problems or other ailments, before the moose kicked him out of his misery.
     
  6. Oct 20, 2012 #5

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    Sorry, I just don't get it. How did the body moved several hundred meters after being hit by the car? Was it carried by the moose? Or was the guy killed by the car and then run into the forest following the moose?

    I have no problems imagining the moose killing the hunter, it is a huge and strong animal that knows how to deal with predators, I just don't see how the car could have been involved if the body was not on the road or the roadside.
     
  7. Oct 20, 2012 #6

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    Perhaps the moose dragged the corpse into the shrubbery in order to get some winter snack?

    Or, perhaps zoobyshoe is right:
    Stumbling upon a beautiful mooselet might have driven him into abysmal self loathing due to his evil, murderous prior intention.
     
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