Sunday, October 17, 2004

Bullwinkle The Flying Moose?

Contractor City Electric was stringing a new power line to the Teck Pogo gold mine southeast of Fairbanks, when the crew sensed something was wrong. Backtracking to check, a 1,200 pound trophy-class bull moose was discovered suspended from the cables 50 feet in the air.

According to the article in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, "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."


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