So today, a client calls in to tell us she needs her dog looked at because she woke up this morning to find it entangled in its runner cable with a moose.
Yikes. This doesn't sound good. Moose are large and (potentially) quite dangerous and have been known to stomp people - let alone dogs - to death. By and large moose are peaceful, if left alone, but if you piss them off, you'd better be carrying a gun or be really fast - or really lucky.
This is a picture of a cow moose and a pair of week-old calves. I apologize for the graininess of the pictures, but because I don't have a death wish, I took this photo from my second floor window (through a window screen) rather than trotting down to the driveway and asking her to pose. (It was also between 10:30 and 11:00 at night, and my film wasn't quite fast enough for the conditions.)
That's a 55-gallon drum in front of the cow, which she could probably step over without scraping her belly.
The next two pictures (which I took from my back porch, inside the relative safety of my six-foot chain-link fence) are to try to give some perspective; that's my Dodge Sport Cab that she's dwarfing in the driveway (this is a mid size truck, the top of the cab of which is about 5 feet high.)