US Moose and World Report

"Authorities in Vermont and New Hampshire believe that illegal moose killings there are drug-related. According to the White River Valley Herald of Randolph, Vermont, the Vermont Fish and Game Commissioner has claimed that poachers are trading moose meat for narcotics." [What's 5 grams of coke worth in moose meat, I wonder?]

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[And in a *totally* unrelated story...] "Willis M. Crossman, thirty-five, of Granville, New York, was convicted in Rutland, Vermont, of transporting a moose head across state lines." (Glen Falls Post Star) [What ya got in the moose head, Willis?]

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"Susan Butcher lost the lead in a marathon dogsled race along the Gold Rush route from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska, when one of her dogs was "stomped to death by a moose"." (New York Daily News)

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[But the humans get even...] "An Alaska Railroad freight train on a run between Anchorage and Fairbanks hit and killed twenty-four moose in a single night. "I've been here fourteen years and I can't remember anything like it," said Arnold Polancheck, assistant general manager of the railroad. "Normally you hit one or two on a trip." (New York Times) [Moose: 1, Humans: 24]


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