Rin vs Elk
Rin: "hmm, they look bigger than the usual rabbit. I'll stay safely behind this fence and keep very very quiet.
Elk: "Should that wolf over there concern us?"
Smarter elk who keeps up with the news: "Don't be silly. There's only been one or two reports of wolves in Colorado, they only just passed the reintroduction law last year. That's a Malamute"
@vincentmalamute When the odd moose wanders by he'll be really confused.
@pos_camaro I'm told moose hate dogs because moose think they're wolves. Rin would definitely be in trouble with moose. Luckily, we don't have moose.
Bobcats and mountain lions have reported in neighborhoods near me so I try to keep the dogs inside at night!
@vincentmalamute Interesting. We have both but I've never had elk wander through the yard but I've had moose visit three or four times.
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@pos_camaro After I moved to Colorado, a native here with a lot of outdoor experience put the fear of moose in me. Tons of elk here but I've only seen one moose in the woods and I was on pins and needles ready to turn tail.
Maybe your moose are acclimated to people and civilization and less of a threat?
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@vincentmalamute I have a friend that lived in Alaska for a few years, he was more afraid of Moose than a Grizzly bear.
He had one total his truck once, he didn't hit the moose. It was mating season and the moose didn't like that his truck was driving down a road near him. The moose chased him down and beat the hell out of his truck.
@vincentmalamute I don't think so. They're still considered really dangerous.
I have a friend that lived in Alaska for a few years, he was more afraid of Moose than a Grizzly bear.
OK, that all confirms my knowledge of moose. Imagine if your buddy was not in his truck!
Rattlesnakes are the other big danger for me. Mainly because I keep forgetting to watch out for them and don't see them until they're closer than ideal.