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2012-10-11 08:02:53 AM  

Great Porn Dragon: one's a goddamn moose and the other is some big deer


Technically, a moose is just a big deer.
 
2012-10-11 08:17:42 AM  
Elk thread?

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2012-10-11 08:18:23 AM  
All those rich men are elks or something (not that many of you will understand this quote).
 
2012-10-11 08:32:04 AM  
Ooooooohhhhh, wah-wah-wapiti. Oh, baby, it's the dance, made a-for romance.
 
2012-10-11 08:37:55 AM  

rnatalie: All those rich men are elks or something (not that many of you will understand this quote).


The principal animals inhabiting the African jungle are moose, elk and Knights of Pythias. Of course you all know what a moose is, that's big game. The first day I shot two bucks that was the biggest game we had. As I say you all know what a moose is? A moose runs around on the floor, and eats cheese and is chased by the cats. The elks on the other hand live up in the hills, and in the spring they come down for their annual convention. It is very interesting to watch them come down to the water-hole; and you should see them run when they find it is only water-hole. What they're looking for is a elk-a-hole.
 
2012-10-11 09:38:23 AM  

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


Elk cackle. I tip away a wapiti
 
2012-10-11 09:40:30 AM  

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."


American or European?
 
2012-10-11 09:47:09 AM  
Mynd you, møøse bites Kan be pretty nasti.
 
2012-10-11 09:49:36 AM  

red5ish: Elk are gigantic. Do not mess with Elk. And by Elk I mean Wapiti. And by wapiti I mean Cervus canadensis. These things.
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I think you mean Cervus elaphus ssp canadensis. And they aren't nearly as big or potentially intimidating as moose. And by moose I mean one of several subspecies of Alces alces. Especially ssp gigas. They make elk look like muntjac. And by muntjac I mean Muntiacus reevsii.

/work intimately with all three. And by intimately, I mean I've had experience in cervid reproductive research. Wait, what?
 
2012-10-11 09:57:00 AM  

dittybopper: Great Porn Dragon: one's a goddamn moose and the other is some big deer

Technically, a moose is just a big deer.


And technically, a human is just a big orangutan.
 
2012-10-11 10:13:56 AM  

red5ish: Do not mess with Elk.


You don't really want to fark with the mooseseses either.
 
2012-10-11 11:07:44 AM  
Elk(in UK English)= Moose(in US &Canuk English)
 
2012-10-11 11:22:27 AM  
That reminds me of a Pont cartoon (British cartoonist, remarkable use of spare lines and wit) in which a man, possibly a zoo keeper, is running in panic shouting "A moose is loose." A man sitting with another fellow on a park bench says something like "Before I panic, I would inquire whether he is from North or South of the Humber". The joke being that Scots and some others in the North of England pronounce "mouse" to sound like "moose".

Strictly speaking though, the British do not call a moose an elk. They call an elk a moose. They have no moose. There are genuine moose in the North American sense in Northern Europe, however, so the animal in the Monty Python sketch might have been an elk or a moose in the North American sense. Moose are less aggressive than elks, perhaps because their horns are not as sharp and bony. Moose horn is made of keratin, the same stuff that makes mammalian hair and insect exoskeletons.

The moose is the largest member of the deer family, or cervidae.

My uncle by marriage was out hunting with his brother-in-law when his brother-in-law had a heart attack. He carried the man (who was quite obese) 12 miles out of the woods. Ironically, the moose meat would have been lighter.

No moose has ever biten my sister. She did pat a dogfish on the head once though, and was not biten by the shark, either. The dogfish was a display in a marine centre, but was not intended as part of a petting zoo.

They also had a humungous lobster, one of the largest in the world at the time.
 
2012-10-11 11:29:28 AM  

brantgoose: Moose are less aggressive than elks,


Depends on where you are, I suppose. All the hunters here in CO know that while you probably don't want to fark with the elk, unless you are actually hunting a moose you stay the fark away, period.
 
2012-10-11 11:43:47 AM  
Insect exoskeletons are made of chitin.
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Chitin
 
2012-10-11 12:35:01 PM  
How do you rustle elk?

Distract them with toys.

Like this
 
2012-10-11 01:10:04 PM  

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, let's do talk about what they call caribou in Europe--I wrote a whole MA thesis about it!

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2012-10-11 01:30:23 PM  

walkerhound: dittybopper: Great Porn Dragon: one's a goddamn moose and the other is some big deer

Technically, a moose is just a big deer.

And technically, a human is just a big orangutan.


And a donut without a hole is a Danish.
 
2012-10-11 02:19:54 PM  

Noticeably F.A.T.: brantgoose: Moose are less aggressive than elks,

Depends on where you are, I suppose. All the hunters here in CO know that while you probably don't want to fark with the elk, unless you are actually hunting a moose you stay the fark away, period.


Agreed. While I have never been scared of a bull elk - outside of the rut, they'll typically run away from you (Heck, they run away from me when I'm hunting them during the rut, too), I hold respect for every moose I encounter, because they have no practical fear of humans and a pissed off bull moose in the rut is about as dangerous as a charging rhino - with vision to match. A female with a calf is just as bad, though I did have this run-in a couple of years ago and never once felt threatened:

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Literally less than 5yds from her and her calf, and she came to me. A week later a toddler was run down in Grand Lake by a cow moose, so I counted my blessings.
 
2012-10-11 03:44:11 PM  

dittybopper: Great Porn Dragon: one's a goddamn moose and the other is some big deer

Technically, a moose is just a big deer.


Yes, it is :D It just looks distinct enough from other deer that nobody is really going to mistake it for other kinds of deer :D

(People DO on occasion mistake elk for white-tailed deer around here, which is (sort of) understandable since they've re-introduced elk here (and wow but the population has taken off--apparently elk REALLY like Appalachia :D) and the hunting guides DO have to explain to people how to tell the difference between elk and white-tailed deer because there are different tag and quota systems for the two species.)

/has never had moose, figures it's pretty yummy though, and I do know it does make some good leather
//HAS tried elk, and is very yummy when prepared rare-to-almost-yodeling-in-your-face :9 Also makes good leather but not quite as durable as moose
 
2012-10-11 11:34:44 PM  
Taste best to worst:
Whitetail> elk > duck > moose> partridge > rabbit > bear
/My 10 yer old daughter turns her nose up to a filet mignon opposed to a deer steak.
//can't really blame her, but still pisses me off after spending the money.
 
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