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(Guardian)   Six elk stolen in England. With helpful photo of what a moose looks like   (guardian.co.uk) divider line 71
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2012-10-10 08:29:51 PM  
Elkyhaul may have been involved.
 
2012-10-10 08:41:34 PM  
Just like when the news has a story about ducks and puts up a picture of a goose. Or the opposite.
 
2012-10-10 08:41:47 PM  
In Europe, moose are called "elk". What we call elk in North America are actually "wapiti".
 
2012-10-10 08:56:46 PM  
They have moose in England?

That just seems....wrong.
 
2012-10-10 09:22:57 PM  

MacEnvy: In Europe, moose are called "elk". What we call elk in North America are actually "wapiti".


I did not know that and I thought you were just bs-ing. But according to wikipedia that's correct. So when Europeans say "a møøse once bit my sister", they really mean it was an elk.  So I guess elk bites kan be pretty nasti.
 
2012-10-10 09:32:45 PM  
Check the hood, called Robin

Those are the Kings stags
 
2012-10-10 09:46:29 PM  
An elk once bit my sister
 
2012-10-10 10:06:28 PM  
If it's accompanied by a flying squirrel, it's a moose.
 
2012-10-10 10:20:14 PM  

MacEnvy: In Europe, moose are called "elk". What we call elk in North America are actually "wapiti".


Hippity hoppity goes the wapiti

"Buffalo" are also technically "bison."
 
2012-10-10 10:23:54 PM  

Chariset: MacEnvy: In Europe, moose are called "elk". What we call elk in North America are actually "wapiti".

Hippity hoppity goes the wapiti

"Buffalo" are also technically "bison."


Except in Europe, where bison are "wisent."
 
2012-10-10 11:15:26 PM  
movies.toptenreviews.com

That's no moose.
 
2012-10-11 12:23:16 AM  
Elk are apparently so passive you can just walk off with 6 of them.
 
2012-10-11 12:33:27 AM  
Hopefully the people responsible for that have been sacked.
 
2012-10-11 01:30:04 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: Chariset: MacEnvy: In Europe, moose are called "elk". What we call elk in North America are actually "wapiti".

Hippity hoppity goes the wapiti

"Buffalo" are also technically "bison."

Except in Europe, where bison are "wisent."


Do they make the same sound?
 
2012-10-11 01:56:53 AM  
I'm so wasted...

msnbcmedia1.msn.com
 
2012-10-11 01:59:15 AM  

reported: MacEnvy: In Europe, moose are called "elk". What we call elk in North America are actually "wapiti".

I did not know that and I thought you were just bs-ing. But according to wikipedia that's correct. So when Europeans say "a møøse once bit my sister", they really mean it was an elk.  So I guess elk bites kan be pretty nasti.



What Anne Elk might look like.

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-10-11 01:59:42 AM  
The credits have been completed in an entirely different style at great expense and at the last minute.
 
2012-10-11 02:01:04 AM  

Harry_Seldon: I'm so wasted...


Oh please tell me that critter got free alive.
 
2012-10-11 02:01:51 AM  

ozarkmatt: Harry_Seldon: I'm so wasted...

Oh please tell me that critter got free alive.


What a grave moostake.
 
2012-10-11 02:03:24 AM  

reported: MacEnvy: In Europe, moose are called "elk". What we call elk in North America are actually "wapiti".

I did not know that and I thought you were just bs-ing. But according to wikipedia that's correct. So when Europeans say "a møøse once bit my sister", they really mean it was an elk.  So I guess elk bites kan be pretty nasti.


Yup. Subby has failed and this thread needs to be removed to protect the good name of FARK.
 
2012-10-11 02:10:08 AM  
Looks like Mr. Moose was a farker after all.

Link
 
2012-10-11 02:16:17 AM  

fusillade762: BarkingUnicorn: Chariset: MacEnvy: In Europe, moose are called "elk". What we call elk in North America are actually "wapiti".

Hippity hoppity goes the wapiti

"Buffalo" are also technically "bison."

Except in Europe, where bison are "wisent."

Do they make the same sound?


If you're talking about that deep, almost subsonic "MUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUH" noise that bison make, yes, wisent make the same noise.

If you're talking on whether European "elk" (aka moose) and American elk (aka wapiti) make the same noise...well, no, because one's a goddamn moose and the other is some big deer that has learned to howl and trample tourists who get too close to them in national parks. :D

And we won't even get into what they call caribou in Europe. :D (Hint: They've managed to domesticate the things, like llamas with antlers :D)
 
2012-10-11 02:16:34 AM  
Poachers in the Kings forest, ye guess.
 
2012-10-11 02:19:28 AM  

ozarkmatt: Harry_Seldon: I'm so wasted...

Oh please tell me that critter got free alive.


Drunk moose
 
2012-10-11 02:20:58 AM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-11 02:28:46 AM  

Great Porn Dragon: fusillade762: BarkingUnicorn: Chariset: MacEnvy: In Europe, moose are called "elk". What we call elk in North America are actually "wapiti".

Hippity hoppity goes the wapiti

"Buffalo" are also technically "bison."

Except in Europe, where bison are "wisent."

Do they make the same sound?

If you're talking about that deep, almost subsonic "MUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUH" noise that bison make, yes, wisent make the same noise.

If you're talking on whether European "elk" (aka moose) and American elk (aka wapiti) make the same noise...well, no, because one's a goddamn moose and the other is some big deer that has learned to howl and trample tourists who get too close to them in national parks. :D

And we won't even get into what they call caribou in Europe. :D (Hint: They've managed to domesticate the things, like llamas with antlers :D)


Actually that was more a joke about how different countries have different sounds for animals. For example American ducks go "quack quack" while French ducks go "coin coin".

Full list here.
 
2012-10-11 02:29:55 AM  
Caribou gorn...
 
2012-10-11 02:31:47 AM  
Wonder if it was gypsies like it was that exotic animal farm down the road from Disneyland Paris?
 
2012-10-11 02:36:43 AM  
Nice rack. Even for an elk ;)
 
2012-10-11 02:38:08 AM  

Great Porn Dragon: fusillade762: BarkingUnicorn: Chariset: MacEnvy: In Europe, moose are called "elk". What we call elk in North America are actually "wapiti".

Hippity hoppity goes the wapiti

"Buffalo" are also technically "bison."

Except in Europe, where bison are "wisent."

Do they make the same sound?

If you're talking about that deep, almost subsonic "MUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUH" noise that bison make, yes, wisent make the same noise.

If you're talking on whether European "elk" (aka moose) and American elk (aka wapiti) make the same noise...well, no, because one's a goddamn moose and the other is some big deer that has learned to howl and trample tourists who get too close to them in national parks. :D

And we won't even get into what they call caribou in Europe. :D (Hint: They've managed to domesticate the things, like llamas with antlers :D)


That's only "Ralph" the Wonder Llama.
 
2012-10-11 02:39:21 AM  

fusillade762:
Actually that was more a joke about how different countries have different sounds for animals. For example American ducks go "quack quack" while French ducks go "coin coin".


I've always thought the French duck sound was so much better than the American one. That nasally 'n' sounds more like a duck. Or The Penguin.
 
2012-10-11 02:41:56 AM  
karenmoline.com

Is alvays elk and squirrel!
 
2012-10-11 02:42:40 AM  

TenJed_77: Wonder if it was gypsies like it was that exotic animal farm down the road from Disneyland Paris?


First they come for your children, then they come for your elk-moose.
 
2012-10-11 02:51:41 AM  
I think we should issue a ban on all horse-like antlered mammals and those of their elk!
 
2012-10-11 03:19:30 AM  

Great Porn Dragon: And we won't even get into what they call caribou in Europe. :D (Hint: They've managed to domesticate the things, like llamas with antlers :D)


mermonkey.com
 
2012-10-11 03:32:26 AM  
FTFA: six fully grown elks

Et tu, Guardian?
 
2012-10-11 03:33:22 AM  
Elk are gigantic. Do not mess with Elk. And by Elk I mean Wapiti. And by wapiti I mean Cervus canadensis. These things.
imageshack.us
 
2012-10-11 03:50:14 AM  
That is an Elk/Wapiti in the picture.
 
2012-10-11 03:55:41 AM  

Flipper47465: That is an Elk/Wapiti in the picture.


Yeah, either they changed it or subby is fail.
 
2012-10-11 04:16:49 AM  

MacEnvy: In Europe, moose are called "elk". What we call elk in North America are actually "wapiti".


Did they tell you this?
 
2012-10-11 04:35:26 AM  
My fave local burger joint offers burgers made from each of those three beasts raised on that farm.

And the photos of that farm show elk/wapiti.
 
2012-10-11 04:35:47 AM  
I read that as "Sex Ilk". Who wants to join my rack bond?
 
2012-10-11 04:37:40 AM  

Okoboji: Flipper47465: That is an Elk/Wapiti in the picture.

Yeah, either they changed it or subby is fail.


They changed it; t'was a moose first thing this morning.
 
2012-10-11 05:01:34 AM  

You'd turn it off when I was halfway across: Okoboji: Flipper47465: That is an Elk/Wapiti in the picture.

Yeah, either they changed it or subby is fail.

They changed it; t'was a moose first thing this morning.


Great. The Guardian rotskied itself.
 
2012-10-11 05:35:20 AM  
I'm totally confused.

What the hell is happening around here?!?!
 
2012-10-11 05:41:39 AM  
No, that's an elk.



/must have missed the meme
 
2012-10-11 06:35:22 AM  
It was Fenton, or maybe Benton
 
2012-10-11 06:36:27 AM  

Rufus Lee King: Here we have an electric elk called Simon:

[www.fhwa.dot.gov image 400x550]


Here we have an electric moose called... well, they killed it before they could name it.

i215.photobucket.com

/It's actually a real photo
 
2012-10-11 07:04:41 AM  
This is the picture that originally accompanied the article

static.guim.co.uk

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Politics/Pix/pictures/2012/10/10/ 1 349868312289/An-elk-010.jpg ( minus the spaces that appear when I preview this )

It's even called An-elk-010.jpg, so for once subby is not teh fail.
 
2012-10-11 07:48:09 AM  

SnarfVader: FTFA: six fully grown elks

Et tu, Guardian Grauniad?


FTFY.
 
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