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RARGH!

A moose came through last night and ate my sunflower! The only one I had with any chance of blooming this fall! ARGH!!!!

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ursulav
Sep. 13th, 2013 09:12 pm (UTC)
That is terrible and I am genuinely sympathetic, and yet, as reasons one's sunflower is gone, "a moose ate it!" is the sort of thing we in the Lower 48 can only dream of.
ellettra
Sep. 13th, 2013 10:11 pm (UTC)
I cannot believe you just have random moose coming through your yard. That will never not blow my mind. (Also, sorry about your sunflower!)
pseudopagan
Sep. 14th, 2013 10:15 pm (UTC)
I used to live in Alaska (and was friends with Ellen! Hi Ellen!), and part of setting up any garden was figuring out how to dissuade the moose from wandering in to nom on whatever they felt like.

It's not just regular moose, either. We've got our own subspecies, 'Alces alces gigas', which is basically 'Giant Moose'. So it's not just 'random moose', it's 'random moose probably over seven feet tall at the shoulder'.

Honestly, you're lucky if all they do is eat your plants. >.>
ellettra
Sep. 15th, 2013 12:39 am (UTC)
You should see my eyes! They're popping right out of my head. I live in Portland, where the biggest thing is the odd coyote now and then.
ellenmillion
Sep. 18th, 2013 09:45 pm (UTC)
This one was only a yearling or a two-year, judging by the hoofprints in the mud. Probably only 5 or 6 feet at the shoulder. Maybe only a thousand pounds. (Still big enough to eat whatever damn sunflower it decides it wants...)
browngirl
Sep. 14th, 2013 03:14 am (UTC)
Thieving venison!
wyld_dandelyon
Sep. 15th, 2013 01:32 am (UTC)
*sigh*
raydark
Sep. 18th, 2013 03:22 pm (UTC)
Oh no! I love sunflowers. That is so sad.

Where do you live that you have problem moose? o_o I used to live in Idaho and Utah, and we would see them there occasionally but not usually in areas where there were houses.
ellenmillion
Sep. 18th, 2013 09:20 pm (UTC)
Alaska. :) Fairbanks, to be specific, and while we live a little ways out of town now, moose were a hazard right in the suburbs where I grew up, too.

Considering that we got snow last night, it probably wouldn't have bloomed anyway. Alas!
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