Alaska Moose Brings Down Helicopter

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A helicopter is not necessarily a match for an angry moose. Instead of lying down after being shot with a tranquilizer dart, a moose charged a hovering helicopter used by a wildlife biologist, damaging the ...
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Tom Allensworth

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Mar 5, 2007
 
What the heck was the pilot thinking? A simple application of collective would have prevented the unnecessary loss of life and very expensive damage to the helicopter. Some people should not get pilot's licenses without first having passed a common sense test. Unfortunately, the moose paid the price.
John Evans

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Mar 6, 2007
 
There's a moose loose around that chopper!
Manny

Bronx, NY

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Mar 6, 2007
 
Official White House press release :

"The helicopter went down due to mechanical failure, and troops killed the moose who was an al qaeda operative."
Arjan

Veldhoven, Netherlands

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Mar 6, 2007
 
Anyone for moose-mousse?
Bill Heyer

Lakewood, NJ

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Mar 6, 2007
 
Must've been "Bullwinkle," the Moose. You know, "Rocky," The Flying Squirrel's side-kick?
Vince

Reno, NV

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Mar 6, 2007
 
Must you tranquilize a moose to study it? I thought environmentalist-types were more sympathetic of wildlife than this. And if you already know that moose outnumber people 2-to-1 in the area, what more could you possible want to know? Make that 1.99:1, I guess.
Steve Bishop

Smyrna, GA

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Mar 6, 2007
 
Another story where an animal is needlessly killed by idiots. Way to go.
HarHar

East Moriches, NY

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Mar 6, 2007
 
Bill Heyer wrote:
Must've been "Bullwinkle," the Moose. You know, "Rocky," The Flying Squirrel's side-kick?
LOL

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