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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-18-04 10:12 AM
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Bull Moose Gets Caught In Power Lines - Hangs 50 Feet In The Air


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It's a bird. It's a plane. No, it's a bull moose hanging by its antlers from an electrical power line in the middle of the Alaska wilderness.
In one of those only-in-Alaska stories that will shock even the sourest of sourdoughs, a trophy-sized bull moose was accidentally strung up in a power line under construction to the Teck Pogo gold mine southeast of Fairbanks. The moose apparently got its antlers tangled in electrical wire before workers farther down the line pulled the line tight about two weeks ago.

The moose was suspended 50 feet in the air when workers, recognizing something was wrong, backtracked and found it.

The moose was alive when it was lowered to the ground but was later killed when officials from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game decided against tranquilizing it to remove the wires because they were worried the moose, already stressed, would die and the meat would not be salvageable as a result of the drugs.

The incident happened Oct. 5 at about 40 Mile Pogo Mine Road, which leads to the gold mine about 80 miles southeast of Fairbanks.

"It's just an unbelievable story," said Gabriel Marian, president of City Electric Inc., the contractor erecting the power line to the mine. "The only unfortunate part is we had to shoot the moose.

"It would be more of a feel-good story if we had let it down and it ran off," he lamented.

http://www.news-miner.com/Stories/0,1413,113~7244~24744...
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htuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-18-04 10:13 AM
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1. Boy, talk about 'Post Turtles'....
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-18-04 10:15 AM
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2. There's a moose in the sky (called a moose),
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calico1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-18-04 10:16 AM
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3. Poor thing. n/t
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BJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-18-04 10:17 AM
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4. And drilling for oil on Alaska's North Slope will cause minimal...
...environmental harm.

At least somebody got something to eat. I hope they gave the meat to charity.

Oh, yeah, that's compasionate conservatism in action: road kill for the poor.
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-18-04 10:46 AM
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7. "road kill for the poor"
Must...not...laugh...
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Endangered Specie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-18-04 10:19 AM
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5. I'll bet that story makes some pro-gunners cum their pants...
not everyday a man is brave enough to shoot a defenseless moose.
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-18-04 10:21 AM
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6. "Hey, Rocky. Watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat!"
Jeez, I had images of flying squirrels . . .
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