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Old 10-16-2016, 12:15 PM   #1
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How To Load A Moose at 60 MPH

A friend posted this on Facebook. Probably old, but hitting a Moose is no laughing matter -- at least for the driver. Stay safe, my northern friends.

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Well, hopefully everyone was OK. Except for the Moose, who doesn't look too OK.

Truck still looks driveable and at least one door still works, On with the trip!
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It looks more like a horse to me. I would have thought a moose would be much larger. Either animal would normally be deadly to a small truck.


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It does look like a young moose.

They're deadly to any size of vehicle (the one in the photo is a full-sized Chevrolet pickup), except those which are exceptionally tall (big rigs, not pickups) or those which have sufficient height combined with effective guards for exactly this purpose. The guards are known as bull bars, cow catchers, 'roo bars and various other names depending on the large animals found in the area... but those decorative little things tacked onto the bumper of wannabe off-roaders and called "bull bars" don't count. A moose is so tall that nothing on a normal pickup will be effective.
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How about "horse at 60 mph".

I'm told that a moose has the same appearance in this circumstance.
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It does look like a young moose.

They're deadly to any size of vehicle (the one in the photo is a full-sized Chevrolet pickup), except those which are exceptionally tall (big rigs, not pickups) or those which have sufficient height combined with effective guards for exactly this purpose. The guards are known as bull bars, cow catchers, 'roo bars and various other names depending on the large animals found in the area... but those decorative little things tacked onto the bumper of wannabe off-roaders and called "bull bars" don't count. A moose is so tall that nothing on a normal pickup will be effective.
A few years ago I saw a photo on a DNR site, I think New Hampshire, where a guy went under the belly of a moose with a Honda Accord and pushed the roof down about like a quick rollover. Driver ok, Honda hurt badly, moose dead.
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