Did Eliot qualify as a New Englander?
"Rickard A. Parker" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>On 4/7/2014 11:08 PM, Peter Montgomery wrote:
>Totally off topic except this is being sent in April.
>I've had some experiences with New Hampshire moose. My wife and I are
>hikers and backpackers and have seen a few here and there but about 35 years
>ago when the state was putting up signs along the highways saying something
>like "Watch for moose, n collisions so far" I was hiking up a trail to a
>ridge when I met a bull moose hiking down. We both stopped, face to face,
>and sized each other up. He yielded first, going into the woods. It wasn't
>so much that I wasn't going to yield as I wasn't going to tick him off by
>even flinching. Some ten years later driving at night from a restaurant
>after celebrating a wedding anniversary a cow moose came running out of the
>woods. The brakes, screeching swerving tires and a moose's screams made an
>ungodly sound. My wife said we missed it by inches (I was concentrating more
>on finding a place to steer the car than measuring.) Someone else wasn't so
>lucky and hit her calf. By this time the state had given up on updating the
>counts of collisions on its signs.
>BTW - if you do go on a NH moose sighting trip do it in the spring. There
>are more moose because the collisions reduce the population by late summer.
>Oh yeah, about 20 years ago there was a moose wandering around Boston College.
> Rick Parker