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Nameless white mooselet seeks desperately after dead mum

  1. Feb 23, 2012 #1

    arildno

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    We are in the midst of a major moose event here in Norway;
    a tiny, white mooselet has been discovered, who is all alone after his mum was killed by a reckless car driver at Trysil.
    He (or she) is, every day, returning to the spot where his mum died, seeking her warmth and sagacity.
    Hopefully, he will manage on his own through the winter, but we are in the midst of a name election campaign, which is the least we can do for him:
    http://www.vg.no/nyheter/innenriks/artikkel.php?artid=10078588
     
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  3. Feb 23, 2012 #2

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    Poor baby mooselet!!! So sad. It's the cutest thing!!! :!!) Are they feeding the mooselet?

    I think it should be named after Albin.
     
  4. Feb 23, 2012 #3
    Calf, perhaps?
     
  5. Feb 23, 2012 #4

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    Too cute!!!!!
    How about Cutelet? Or is that that too close to cutlet?
     
  6. Feb 23, 2012 #5
    I picked Hvittney Houston as it seems so completely wrong.
     
  7. Feb 23, 2012 #6
    Crisis? I love veal! White meat anyone? I suggest feeding it lots of corn and maybe a little beer for the next couple weeks and then eating it.
     
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  8. Feb 23, 2012 #7

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    I liked Albus as a name (I assume that stem means vote?) Poor little guy might be too young to make it without a momma. :frown:
     
  9. Feb 23, 2012 #8

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    Arildno are there any plans to take it in and care for it through the winter?
     
  10. Feb 23, 2012 #9

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    Poor little thing :frown:

    Reminds me of hap... No, I won't say it, it's to sad.
     
  11. Feb 23, 2012 #10

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    Micro, go rescue it!
     
  12. Feb 23, 2012 #11

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    I want to :frown:
     
  13. Feb 23, 2012 #12

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    Not that I have seen.
    Moose live mostly off branch-tips from trees during the winter, rather than digging for hidden treasure beneath the snow layer.
    Thus, the mooselet probably has learnt the correct survival techniques already, and compassionate inteference from humans may reduce his ability to fend for himself.
    Fortunately, a moose calf is so big that it has no natural predators in today's Norway; there are so few wolves left so these can be discounted as a danger he ought to avoid.
    Personally, I think the most critical time for him will come in early spring when his mother would teach him what new plants he ought to eat, and which he should avoid.
     
  14. Feb 23, 2012 #13

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    Can't we get him training? I vote for dressing micro in a mama moose suit. SAVE THE MEESE!!!
     
  15. Feb 23, 2012 #14
    This is a sad story indeed. While teenage pregnancy is rampant in the US, female moose in Belgium, or what ever that country is that uses those funny letters, are having children as young as two years old. I want to know, we all need to know, where is the father and will he take responsibility?
     
  16. Feb 23, 2012 #15
    Apparently he is famous:

    http://www.media-freaks.com/work/leilei/bullwinkle/bullwinkle-01.jpg [Broken]
     
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  17. Feb 23, 2012 #16

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    Micro is welcome. provided he pays for his own mama moose suit.
     
  18. Feb 23, 2012 #17

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    My wife would volunteer as a rescuer! She has a full-time job, but if someone would ship the mooselet to us, she and I would be foster-parents. Also, Duke loves everybody and every other critter. Albins would have a full-time companion.
     
  19. Feb 23, 2012 #18

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    I just want to make sure... are people using the term mooselet because there is some "meme" quality to it?
     
  21. Feb 23, 2012 #20

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    We have a lot of people here who may not even be native English-speakers, and "-let" is quite acceptable (if not always grammatical) as a modification designating a diminutive form of the word being modified. I would have a tough time with "chicklets", though. :tongue:
     
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