Moose on the Loose in Lowell Brought Back to Forest
Well, here's something you don't see every day.
There was a moose roaming through Lowell yesterday, according to a story from CBS Boston. She was first spotted at the Mount Pleasant Fairway in Lowell, roamed around in some backyards and then, took a dip in one of Lowell's canals. The moose was unable to climb out on her own with the steep sides of the canal, so they had to tranquilize her. Wildlife experts say they think she came from the surrounding forest and returned her to it.
Check out the video from CBS:
Moose are so intimidating and I have to say I'm a little afraid of them. Usually when I'm on I-89 heading North in NH and there are signs everywhere that say, "WATCH OUT FOR MOOSE!" Why did the people who put up those signs have to put that idea in my head?! I usually slow down to about 45 MPH when I see those signs, but that's dangerous too. I mean, Moose are HUUUUUGE and if one happens to stroll in front of your car, you're dead meat. Or at least, your windshield will be toast.
Male moose have humungo antlers, a/k/a paddles that they loose every winter and grow new ones in the Spring, according to mentalfloss.com. Female moose don't have any antlers, but they still can weigh up to 1,200 pounds! WHOA!