Animal of the day – 9/01/2010 – The Moose

The Moose...and yes, I think he's smiling.

The animal of the day is the Moose. (Did you know: Moose antlers take 3 to 4 months to develop, making them one of the fastest growing organs! In terms of raw numbers, they attack more people than bears and wolves combined, but usually with only minor consequences.Unlike other dangerous animals, moose are not territorial, and do not view humans as food, and will therefore usually not pursue humans if they simply run away.

The moose’s body structure, with a large heavy body suspended on long spindly legs, makes these animals particularly dangerous when hit by passenger cars with low ground clearances.

You should cross the road faster Mrs. Moose.

Generally, when colliding with a moose at high speed, the car’s bumper and front grille will break the moose’s legs, causing the body of the moose to fly up and over the car’s hood and deliver the bulk of the animal’s weight into the windshield, crushing the front roof support beams and anyone in the front seats. Collisions of this type are frequently lethal. Seat-belts offer no protection, and airbags may not deploy or be of much use if they do.

This is your car post-moose. Look closely, and you can see the poor moose's hooves sticking out. 😦

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4 thoughts on “Animal of the day – 9/01/2010 – The Moose

  1. nice pics and nice description (i guess is taken from wikipedia).

    I would also reccomend to have a look on the stats regarding deaths by drunk assholes I bet an arm they kill more people than an innocent moose who does not know what a street is…

    kisses

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