You know you're in Canada when you complain about weather to a MOOSE at your door | The Weather Network

  • beachcomber96

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    Mar 07, 2018 3:12 AM GMT


    That's what photographer Sandra Forbes did over the weekend when a young female moose came knocking at her home in Bearspaw, Alta.

    Published by The Weather Network on Mar 3, 2018

    Video by Sandra Forbes
    Twitter @ Sandra_Forbes
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    Mar 07, 2018 4:20 AM GMT
    You Know You're In Canada When You Complain About Weather To A MOOSE At Your Door

    You also know when you're in US Minnesota and get treed by a bull moose while cross country skiing, as I was. It wasn't even the rut, mid-January as I recall, but this bull apparently didn't like me being in his territory.
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    Mar 07, 2018 5:20 AM GMT
    art_deco saidYou Know You're In Canada When You Complain About Weather To A MOOSE At Your Door

    You also know when you're in US Minnesota and treed by a bull moose while cross country skiing, as I was. It wasn't even the rut, mid-January as I recall, but this bull didn't like me being in his territory.


    Dang
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    Mar 09, 2018 12:46 AM GMT
    beachcomber96 said
    art_deco saidYou Know You're In Canada When You Complain About Weather To A MOOSE At Your Door

    You also know when you're in US Minnesota and get treed by a bull moose while cross country skiing, as I was. It wasn't even the rut, mid-January as I recall, but this bull apparently didn't like me being in his territory.

    Dang

    Well evidently I survived it. I was a bit concerned he might try to shake me loose, or even knock the tree over. Since It wasn't very large, a birch as I recall, the nearest I could shimmy up. And left my skiis below, that I shed from their quick-release bindings. But fortunately he didn't stomp them to pieces.

    That later happened when one of my college students stuck the point of his pole right through one, ruining it, as I was showing him how to kick and glide. Shattering its fiberglass cladding and the structural foam inside, destroying its structural integrity. And I'd been fitted for them in Germany. Ah, well, a year later I was reassigned to San Antonio, Texas, where the need for cross country skiis was rather slight. I never bought another set again. icon_sad.gif
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    Mar 10, 2018 3:27 AM GMT
    art_deco said
    beachcomber96 said
    art_deco saidYou Know You're In Canada When You Complain About Weather To A MOOSE At Your Door

    You also know when you're in US Minnesota and get treed by a bull moose while cross country skiing, as I was. It wasn't even the rut, mid-January as I recall, but this bull apparently didn't like me being in his territory.

    Dang

    Well evidently I survived it. I was a bit concerned he might try to shake me loose, or even knock the tree over. Since It wasn't very large, a birch as I recall, the nearest I could shimmy up. And left my skiis below, that I shed from their quick-release bindings. But fortunately he didn't stomp them to pieces.

    That later happened when one of my college students stuck the point of his pole right through one, ruining it, as I was showing him how to kick and glide. Shattering its fiberglass cladding and the structural foam inside, destroying its structural integrity. And I'd been fitted for them in Germany. Ah, well, a year later I was reassigned to San Antonio, Texas, where the need for cross country skiis was rather slight. I never bought another set again. icon_sad.gif


    Survived you did, maybe that beast of a moose wasn't too accustomed to having people close to their territory or something.
    Too bad for the skis, I wouldn't invest on a high end one for a new set.