Monday, May 31, 2010

New Zealand's Mystery Moose: A Canuck Connection?


So, for reasons that entirely escape me,

A group of North American moose (Alces alces), ten in number, were released in 1910 in New Zealand.

Last official encounter was in 1952, when some poor moose ate a bullet, but there have been alleged contacts ever since, including this one potential ( photographed above) back in March.
So, my Canadian brethren...because us Canucks know Moose like Bo Knows baseball...is this a very young Canadian Moose gone Kiwi...or just a deer?
Note: most of those in the "young moose" camp point to the "horse like snout". To me (whose actually seen a few moose close up in my time), the big eyeball seems more persuasive evidence.

4 comments:

double nickel said...

Not a deer.

Canadian silver bug/Green Assassin Brigade said...

agreed not a deer..

I've never seen a really young moose but it certainly looks more like moose or even donkey than deer

Shiner said...

It's an otter

Boris said...

Kiwi moose, not Aussie.

Aussies are the inhabitants of the West Island although they are being displaced by Kiwi colonists. Kiwis reside on the North and South Islands, have prettier mountains, better beer, nicer climate, and no lethal snakey spidery things creeping about.