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Wile_E_Coyote
03-06-2007, 12:16 PM
Moose attacks helicopter
Gustavus, Alaska | March 05, 2007 12:01:13 AM IST

A cow moose near Gustavus, Alaska, had to be euthanized at the scene after it attacked a hovering helicopter.

The pilot and a biologist aboard the helicopter, which was brought down after the animal charged the rear rotor, were not injured, the Anchorage Daily News reported Monday.

I have never personally seen or heard of an injury of this type, caused to an animal by an aircraft, said Doug Larsen, regional supervisor for the Division of Wildlife Conservation. It just had to be one of those quirky circumstances. Even dealing with bears and goats and moose and wolves, this is pretty unusual and truly a very unique situation.

Larsen said the moose was injured badly enough that biologist Kevin White, who was aboard the helicopter, decided it had to be put down.

It was really beyond help at that point, Larsen said. When it hit its nose, it basically chopped off the end of its nose. It was really severely injured.

NewChief
03-06-2007, 12:33 PM
I read this elsewhere this morning. Sounds like the idiots in the helicopter got too close, and as a result the moose died.

vailpass
03-06-2007, 12:41 PM
I read this elsewhere this morning. Sounds like the idiots in the helicopter got too close, and as a result the moose died.

In defense of the chopper pilot, didn't they approach the moose only AFTER they had pumped it full of what should have been enough tranquilizers to knock the thing out cold?

btlook1
03-06-2007, 12:47 PM
Next time they should get off there lazy asses and walk! That would fix these problems in the future!

StcChief
03-06-2007, 01:04 PM
reminds me of the old joke.

Antlers in the Trees.....


by Who Goosed the Moose.