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2012-09-24 11:59:05 PM  
Cutting that last bit of chain with the moose FACING you took more cohones than I'll probably ever muster up.
 
Good job Ranger dude.  I feel you have an Aesop's Fables moment coming back to you where you get in a brawl or something and all the sudden "swing moose" busts in and kicks the living shiate out of all of your attackers.
 
2012-09-25 12:00:40 AM  

brap: I feel you have an Aesop's Fables moment coming back to you where you get in a brawl or something and all the sudden "swing moose" busts in and kicks the living shiate out of all of your attackers.


That would be all sorts of awesome.
 
2012-09-25 12:05:33 AM  
I'd love to buy that man a beer. Nice work!
 
2012-09-25 12:11:38 AM  
Look, that Canadian was crazy brave, but he didn't do it American:

First step, drink 12 beers. Second step, "watch this." Third step, use a pocketknife to cut the rubber yellow swing holding the antlers, preferably while sitting on top of the swingset while Rambo plays in the background on a black and white TV.

If they could get that close, why were they going for the chain links near the moose? They could have let him go by cutting them at the top near the structure. Granted, the moose would still have the swing on his antlers, but it's not a rope - it would have eventually fallen off.
 
2012-09-25 12:26:39 AM  
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2012-09-25 01:11:42 AM  
That was so cool. Though I did wonder why he didn't get up at the level of the top of the slide to cut those.

Great job, though.
 
2012-09-25 01:40:16 AM  

soosh: That was so cool. Though I did wonder why he didn't get up at the level of the top of the slide to cut those.

Great job, though.




I don't know, but the moose seemed to understand that the guy was trying to help him.
 
2012-09-25 02:37:07 AM  

soosh: Though I did wonder why he didn't get up at the level of the top of the slide to cut those.


Because the chain and swing would have still been tangled in the antlers - potentially getting snagged on someone else and killing it then. I hope that the ranger finished cutting down the remaining chains and swings so another animal doesn't get caught.
 
2012-09-25 02:38:18 AM  

SpaceyCat: someone


Durrrrrrrrrrr.... someTHING else. Not someone.
 
2012-09-25 02:55:37 AM  
Every park ranger i've ever come across has been a great person.

They do good work.
 
2012-09-25 06:52:33 AM  
And if you listen closely, you can hear his 440 carbon stainless steel balls gently clanging together as he approached....

Seriously. Those can be quite ill-tempered animals, even under the best of circumstances. Add in their size and power, and you have an irritable animal with the ability to crush you with a thought and a casual motion.

I once had to have a staring contest at a 30 foot distance with a mountain lion at 2 a.m. on a moonlight night in the middle of the Wyoming badlands in order to get back to camp from the latrine. I would STILL rather do that again than what this guy was doing. Far less sketchy.
 
2012-09-25 07:36:22 AM  
This deserved the hero tag.
 
2012-09-25 07:59:34 AM  
Agree with all the above statement that 1200 lbs of freaked out moose is nothing to trifle with and this was really brave and kind of the park rangers.

My "faith in humanity" video of the day. Thanks subby.
 
2012-09-25 09:00:34 AM  
A moose once bit my sister...
 
2012-09-25 10:13:13 AM  
Boris and Natasha wanted for questioning
 
2012-09-25 10:30:42 AM  
I shot a moose once..
 
2012-09-25 11:03:27 AM  
I bet Sarah Palin put that swing set there.
 
2012-09-25 11:09:53 AM  
A bit of a repost? Or am I thinking reddit two months ago?

/getsoconfusedtheyareallthesamenow
 
2012-09-25 11:14:25 AM  
And of course, at the last second as he's about the cut the final piece of chain, the cameraman decides to focus on the ground and fill the frame with the ranger's back.
 
2012-09-25 11:34:32 AM  

Swiftstone2012: And if you listen closely, you can hear his 440 carbon stainless steel balls gently clanging together as he approached....

Seriously. Those can be quite ill-tempered animals, even under the best of circumstances. Add in their size and power, and you have an irritable animal with the ability to crush you with a thought and a casual motion.

I once had to have a staring contest at a 30 foot distance with a mountain lion at 2 a.m. on a moonlight night in the middle of the Wyoming badlands in order to get back to camp from the latrine. I would STILL rather do that again than what this guy was doing. Far less sketchy.


If that story is true, then its a good thing you already went to the bathroom
/Can they smell urine?
//That's like liquid fear!
 
2012-09-25 12:10:44 PM  

ABQGOD: And of course, at the last second as he's about the cut the final piece of chain, the cameraman decides to focus on the ground and fill the frame with the ranger's back.


That annoyed me too.. I actually said out loud during the last minute "WHY ARE YOU MOVING YOU HAD A PERFECT VIEW"
 
2012-09-25 12:19:57 PM  
Mynd you, møøse bites Kan be pretty nasti...
 
2012-09-25 12:56:44 PM  
Can someone tell me why a lot of mobile phone footage these days looks like it was shot with a steadicam rig?
 
2012-09-25 01:35:41 PM  
Park Ranger = hero Amature videographer = keep your day job
 
2012-09-25 02:18:51 PM  

Stantz: Can someone tell me why a lot of mobile phone footage these days looks like it was shot with a steadicam rig?


Judging by the strange angle shifting that can be seen, like what you might see in a flexible mirror, it would not surprise me if someone had run this through some stabilization software or something before posting it.
 
2012-09-25 02:29:30 PM  
Camera guy was doing just fine until the end when he decided to move to the worst possible spot to film something.
 
2012-09-25 03:10:15 PM  
So... why didn't he just shoot it and have steak? I don't get it, that was one delicious looking animal.

Charles.
 
2012-09-25 03:22:50 PM  

snuff3r: Every park ranger i've ever come across has been a great person.

They do good work.


That's because they get to hang out in the woods and smoke pot all day. Compare that with some asshole who sits behind a desk all day and drinks. Think about it.
 
2012-09-25 03:59:42 PM  

HexMadroom: Stantz: Can someone tell me why a lot of mobile phone footage these days looks like it was shot with a steadicam rig?

Judging by the strange angle shifting that can be seen, like what you might see in a flexible mirror, it would not surprise me if someone had run this through some stabilization software or something before posting it.


Yep, youtube has that option now when you upload videos... I find the effect to be a bit... "dreamy" at times.
 
2012-09-25 04:17:43 PM  

Cerebral Knievel: HexMadroom: Stantz: Can someone tell me why a lot of mobile phone footage these days looks like it was shot with a steadicam rig?

Judging by the strange angle shifting that can be seen, like what you might see in a flexible mirror, it would not surprise me if someone had run this through some stabilization software or something before posting it.

Yep, youtube has that option now when you upload videos... I find the effect to be a bit... "dreamy" at times.


That explains a lot. Some vids look like a camera pointed at a TV screen
 
2012-09-25 04:51:49 PM  

Stantz: Cerebral Knievel: HexMadroom: Stantz: Can someone tell me why a lot of mobile phone footage these days looks like it was shot with a steadicam rig?

Judging by the strange angle shifting that can be seen, like what you might see in a flexible mirror, it would not surprise me if someone had run this through some stabilization software or something before posting it.

Yep, youtube has that option now when you upload videos... I find the effect to be a bit... "dreamy" at times.

That explains a lot. Some vids look like a camera pointed at a TV screen


I first discoverd this when I was taking video of my RC sailboat club having a little regatta and uploaded it to the tubes... thing comes back saying that "there appears to be a lot of shake in your video, would you like us to correct it?" so I say to myself, hey, how about yeah! I didn't think it was all that shaky to begin with, I try to be on top of that stuff, when I get stationary, lean the cam against a tree or something. stuff like that.

so I let the thing do its steady cam thing, and it came back... dreamy.. kinda like that third eye, observing thing.

quite frankly? given the option? I would rather build a simple counter balance cam mount for the thing and go that route than do the dreamy reboot of the upload.
 
2012-09-25 06:29:42 PM  
But that trick *never* works!

/presto!
 
2012-09-25 07:00:52 PM  

Gilligann: Camera guy was doing just fine until the end when he decided to move to the worst possible spot to film something.



Well he happened to be filming in the most likely location the moose was going to go (and did go).
 
2012-09-25 07:32:35 PM  
Most dangerous animal in the Rockies: cow moose with calf/calves. Avoid at all costs.
 
2012-09-25 08:27:09 PM  

ABQGOD: And of course, at the last second as he's about the cut the final piece of chain, the cameraman decides to focus on the ground and fill the frame with the ranger's back.


Well, the irritated moose did go in that direction, so it's probably best that he moved.
 
2012-09-25 09:18:20 PM  

WaywardSon: Most dangerous animal in the Rockies: cow moose with calf/calves. Avoid at all costs.


Whatever you say

www.alaska-in-pictures.com
 
2012-09-25 09:33:58 PM  

Kuta: A moose once bit my sister...


Prove it.
 
2012-09-25 09:56:18 PM  
NO doubt a Sarah Palin Moose trap.

Glad to see the poor fellow go free.
 
2012-09-25 10:04:32 PM  

a moose: Kuta: A moose once bit my sister...

Prove it.


No realli! She was Karving her initials on the møøse with the sharpened end of an interspace tøøthbrush given her by Svenge - her brother-in-law - an Oslo dentist and star of many Norwegian møvies: "The Høt Hands of an Oslo Dentist", "Fillings of Passion", "The Huge Mølars of Horst Nordfink".
 
2012-09-26 02:44:00 AM  

HexMadroom: Stantz: Can someone tell me why a lot of mobile phone footage these days looks like it was shot with a steadicam rig?

Judging by the strange angle shifting that can be seen, like what you might see in a flexible mirror, it would not surprise me if someone had run this through some stabilization software or something before posting it.


Hmm. The smartphone has a built-in accelerometer and attitude sensor. I wonder if the camera software could be programmed to self-stabilize the image during filming....
 
2012-09-26 06:23:43 AM  

Gilligann: Camera guy was doing just fine until the end when he decided to move to the worst possible spot to film something.


I think someone tried to tranq the moose and hit the camera guy instead...
 
2012-09-26 10:35:58 AM  
This guy faces an angry 1200-1500 lb moose with calm focus.

Yet hardly a week goes by w/o some blue shirt doughnut-muncher gunning down a 20 pound dog that's caged or behind a fence.
 
2012-09-26 07:41:49 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: soosh: That was so cool. Though I did wonder why he didn't get up at the level of the top of the slide to cut those.

Great job, though.



I don't know, but the moose seemed to understand that the guy was trying to help him.


More like it was so exhausted from struggling with the swing for what was probably hours or even days, depending on how far out that swing is, that it barely has enough energy to do anything.
 
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