Alaskan Boredom

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  1. Gina B

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    So I was vacuuming and I said to myself "there has GOT to be something better to do!" Well, ya know me. What could be more fun than a camera and tempting fate?

    So here are a few fun pictures taken at different angles.

    Here is the first one. I call it "How you can stand next to a 1000 pound creature and not know it's there."

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    Here is the second one, which I like to call "Let's play peek-a-boo with a moose!"

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    This third is called "NICE MOOSIE! NICE MOOSIE! I'M SORRY I'M SORRY I'M LEAVING IT'S OK AAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

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    There are no other pictures of the moose.
     
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  2. Gwen

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    Great pics, Gina!!


    I'm just happy you survived the moose encounter and lived to post pics about it!
     
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    You will live dangerously won't you Gina? Then again it's interesting what boredom will make you do... :tongue3:
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    Just remember, a moose can outrun a human with a headstart in just a few steps............

    Our moose is at least an acre or ten away....close enough for me.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
  5. Gina B

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    Wise words. I should have put a disclaimer on the original post, letting people know that moose are wild, dangerous animals who can and do kill humans. Never approach one, it is a risk that's not worth it, and take proper precautions if you are in an area that moose are known to frequent.

    Thank you for listening. Good night and God bless. [​IMG]
     
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    What would look real good is to have that Moose in the "PeeP" sights of a .300 Magnum

    What would look really, really good is to have that Moose on the Dinner Table---w/mashed potatoes, corn-on-the-cob, sweet potatoe casorole /pecans on top, sweet tea and coconut pie for desert!!!

    :saint: :saint: :thumbs:
     
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    blackbird, your comment brings back such GREAT memories!

    I spent grades 7 to 12 in Alaska, as well as 4 years in the USAF. Saw plenty of moose, and did some stupid things. (NEVER hand-feed a moose!) Ate lots of moose and caribou, as well as tons of salmon.

    But by far the best was the time we went back to Texas for a family reunion, and took with us some salmon fillets and moose roast. One aunt, who was very vocal against hunting, loudly proclaimed how delicious the "beef" roast we had was! We've never told her the truth, either!:laugh:

    Bring on the moose on the table!

    Bill:godisgood:
     
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    Yes------we'll eat GinaL's little Moose--------to the bone and back!! Except-------don't tell Gina---------blackbird believes she is some sort of "naturalist"--------which is fine with me---she can eat her share of the Moose raw--------and blackbird will BBQ everybody else's well done!!!

    I spent a lot of time on a south Louisiana Dairy farm-------the Holstein's would eat out of your hand-------and if you had a hand full of sugar you could let the Quarterhorses eat out of your hand!!!
     
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    I was at Ft Rich in 1986, when were you in Anchorage ?
     
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    As a "kid" from '65 to '72, then in the AF at Elmendorf '74-'77. I guess that was only THREE years in the AF, wasn't it? My math skills are fading away with my old age, I suppose. Now where is my memory card, so I can re-insert it into my brain? :laugh: :laugh:

    By 1986, I was here at Fairchild AFB, and had been married 12 years. (Math check: '86 minus '74 is 12, right?)

    Last time I was in Anchorage was in '94 or '95, when I helped my Mom move south, to Medical Lake, Washington -- you know, the place that got an all-time record snowfall this year? Yup, global warming is really getting to us here! :laugh:

    Getting back to the OP, now I watch the mule deer herds stroll down the street in front (and in back) of my house. I have been within 15 feet of them several times, but can't kill 'em and eat 'em in city limits! Besides, the pictures last a LONG time!

    I have been trying to upload a pic of one of the deer, but the upload keeps failing. Maybe next time!

    Bill :godisgood:
     
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  11. Gina B

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    I wonder what moose would be like raw? I bet...thinly sliced and on put on a salt rock with some seasoning, it would be pretty awesome and could be like soft jerky.

    Blackbird, I'm not sure what I am. LOL I do try to do my part as much as possible and especially concerning my kids. We try to get organic products, use herbal/natural remedies when we can instead of pharmaceuticals, and try to buy products that don't come from hormone injected critters or have that stuff put in them during handling. We support fair trade and products from places that use eco-friendly/sustainable methods, try not to shop places like Wal-Mart, attempting to use locally owned businesses but that's not always financially possible.

    So I'm not a fanatic, I will take myself and the children to doctors and dentists, we will use perscription meds if needed, all that good stuff.

    We just want to try to live in a way that I feel is Biblical...we're to take care of the earth, so environmental issues are definitely part of that, and we're supposed to support the fair treatment of fellow human beings and

    YOU GOT ME STARTED! I'll stop now, once I get going I could write a whole sermon on it. LOL

    Oh, and go ahead and eat the moose. Getting and/or growing your own stuff is something I highly support. Go ahead and ask me my opinion on hunting and fishing licenses or having to get a permit to build a greenhouse on what's supposed to be your own land but isn't because...

    LEAVING NOW!

    :tonofbricks:
     

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