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Moose attracts crowd after wandering into man's backyard

Moose Attracts Crowd After Wandering Into Man's Backyard

When Lloyd Readman of Orillia, Canada, looked out his window, he didn't expect to see a 600-lb. moose -- along with a slew of spectators taking photos of it. But that he did.

Though quite a sight, it could have also been quite the threat -- as moose can be extremely aggressive.

Luckily, the moose was extremely calm and didn't move much throughout the ordeal.

Nonetheless, her presence was the cause of two nearby schools going on lockdown -- just as a precaution.

Wildlife experts sectioned off the area to keep everyone safe and eventually tranquilized the moose and set it free back into the wild.

Allegedly, Readman's visitor is doing great after being released into the wild. The Ministry of Natural Resources sent CTV a photo of the freed moose -- no backyards included.

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CHUCKIE April 26 2014 at 6:13 PM

What happened to that huge antler rack on the moose in the teaser photo? The moose in the story had none.

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crotalus CHUCKIE April 26 2014 at 6:23 PM

You answered your own question, it was a "teaser" photo. More interesting than the actual moose. More ominous looking.

Moose this time of year don't have antlers like that. The males will still be growing them, so they won't be full sized, and they will be covered in "velvet". The moose in the teaser is a bull with fully developed antlers, which they need for pushing each other around during breeding season in the fall.

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Mel crotalus April 26 2014 at 6:34 PM

no moose needs those high-capacity antlers...

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onedustfarmer April 26 2014 at 9:31 PM

A female moose does not have antlers-period. The photo os another AOL fake. A moose weighs in like a horse and over a thousand pounds.

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ropapope April 26 2014 at 9:26 PM

Get your facts straight. The average Thoroughbred weighs about 1200 lbs. An average Moose weighs quite a bit more. A 600 pounder would be pony size.

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vanclaybor April 26 2014 at 10:58 AM

i have seen a moose attack an army 3/4 ton. the truck was destroyed, the moose ran away

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RomperStomper April 26 2014 at 11:05 AM

Rosie O'Donnell is in Canada?

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Connie RomperStomper April 26 2014 at 12:25 PM

If we are comparing people to animals....you are an ass. BTW, if you haven't seen Rosie lately, she has lost quite a bit of wwight. Your comment is rude and I would wager a bet you enjoy hurling nasty comments behind your computer more than you enjoy looking in a mirror!

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dwtomczyk Connie April 26 2014 at 12:35 PM

can't you see tuhe scarasm?

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whiskaz454 April 26 2014 at 11:16 AM

Wow and the swat team was not sent out to blow it to bits? That's news to me. I am happy to hear that the moose was returned to its environment unharmed.

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sylvabugg2 April 26 2014 at 11:35 AM

Unfortunately this will become more common as man continues to destroy the wetlands that support these magnificent creatures. Just as other creatures venture into the suburbs and sometimes into the very heart of the city itself, ie: coyotes, in search of food because man has destroyed the habitat of their prey. If we don't find a balance between our needs and theirs, neither will be long for this world. Because if we can't preserve our wildlife then we can't preserve ourselves either.

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goodgrief61945 sylvabugg2 April 26 2014 at 11:46 AM

Guess we're going to have to eliminate a large portion of our population, so there's more room for wildlife?
Sorry, but if we keep growing in population, some things have to change.

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bicyclerecycle goodgrief61945 April 26 2014 at 12:28 PM

Keep the wildlife and get rid of the people.

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Luis sylvabugg2 April 26 2014 at 1:02 PM

The good news is that Duck Unlimites, Pheasants Forever, Trout unlimited and other hunter/fisherman-funded organizations spend millions of membership dollars to buy up and preserve wetland, upland, steamland and other habitat areas to ensure that those areas stay free from harmful over-development and remain viable indefinitely. The Pittman-Robinson dollars contributed to wildlife management programs everytime a piece of hunting or fishing tackle is purchased also helps the cause. The so-called "animal rights" groups merely sit back and whine about hunters, but the fact of life is that these groups really do nothing based on any form of science to help sustain strong animal populations. It's the hunters and fisherman that do.

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Blackbird Cycles April 26 2014 at 11:23 AM

This is such a non-event. People who live in moose country know what to do when a moose comes in proximity to people. First off LEAVE IT ALONE. It will go on it's own. When did we become such nervouse, panicky, whimpy people?

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tundraben April 26 2014 at 8:18 PM

Just another day for us in Alaska.

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nutsietoo April 26 2014 at 7:56 PM

sure wish AOL would fix it's rating system so it records the right thing! and how about the sign that says your comment can't be recorded due to technical problems?
Sure glad this isn't an election system!

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baggersrnutz nutsietoo April 26 2014 at 9:04 PM

Feel free to get another internet provider !

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