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Old 23 July 2009, 04:54 AM
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Comment: FOR YOU MOOSE HUNTERS, PHOTOGRAPHERS, AND WILDLIFE LOVERS OUT THERE. SIT DOWN BEFORE YOU VIEW THESE PHOTOS. OTHERWISE YOU MAY HURT YOURSELF WHEN YOU PASS OUT!

THIS IS ONE BIG BOY!!! THE PICTURE WAS TAKEN NEAR MCADAM JUST ACROSS THE BORDER FROM VANCEBORO, MAINE .

YES IT IS A REGULAR SIZE DIRT ROAD !!!



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Old 23 July 2009, 11:00 AM
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what is a "regular size dirt road"? it looks like a single lane car path (7.5 feet wide?)

Yes Moose are Big. and this is a moose, and it is big, but not extrodinarily large, for a moose.
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Old 23 July 2009, 11:56 AM
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I agree that it looks like a single lane drive. A lot of the lanes we drove on during our trip to the BWCA have branches on the side of the lane slapping the vehicle, so the drive could be even narrower than it looks. I also agree that the moose could actually be that big. I do think there is something not quite right about the legs and feet of the moose in the second picture. I can't explain it but he looks like he's walking on air. And I can't quite figure out his front legs on the first picture, which one is in front, the right or left?
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Old 23 July 2009, 12:06 PM
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It also appears the moose has moved from the first to the second position while the legs are in the exact same positions.

Either photoshopped or a large fiberglass replica.
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Old 23 July 2009, 12:25 PM
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While the moose in the picture is incredibly large, it is not unreasonably so. The largest confirmed moose was a bull moose shot in the Yukon in 1897, which stood just a hair under 8 feet at the shoulders. That and judging scale from brush, trees, and a dirt road of intermediate size is difficult.

However KOTMB is correct in that the shot could easily be of a fiberglass replica and such a model would be light enough for 3 or 4 people to move in order to create the shots shown.

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Some other shots for size reference.

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Old 23 July 2009, 12:41 PM
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It is definitely a single lane road, you can see the wheel ruts if you look for them.

I have no idea if it is photoshopped, but wow, moose are big!
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Old 23 July 2009, 07:12 PM
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It also appears the moose has moved from the first to the second position while the legs are in the exact same positions.

Either photoshopped or a large fiberglass replica.
Its, er, dangly neck thingy (technical term) looks like it's swinging back in the first picture, but forward in the second.
I think it's just a big moose. You can see in the second pic that it's blocked out a lot of the sunlight on the ground, so probably not shopped. Its front left hoof is slightly higher in the second pic than in the first.
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Old 23 July 2009, 08:03 PM
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Its, er, dangly neck thingy (technical term)
You mean the moosetache?

(But seriously, it's called a dewlap or bell.)
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