Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but one lovesick bull moose in Colorado is having a hard time understanding that a bronze moose statue is not the same as the real thing.
The young bull has fallen hard for the life-sized moose statue with large antlers in a backyard in Grand Lake, Colo., and he’s attracting people from all over the area to watch him make his moves.
“He’s in love with it,” said Frances Transue, 55, who lives about a mile from the moose love scene. “He acts like he wants to mate it. He kisses it, he nuzzles it.”
Transue isn’t the only one who’s noticed the moose’s courtship. Local media have taken note, and various videos have been circulating online.
Like clockwork, the moose calls on the statue in the morning and stays for the most of the day, according to one citizen.
"He's not too shy about it, apparently. I think he thinks the statue is a female, she said, “but it’s definitely not.”
Is this moose Bi-curious or just confused? But then again.......
In many parts of Colorado, wildlife such as moose and elk are common in communities. Mike Porras, of the Colorado Parks and Wildlife, said it’s important that people remember moose can be dangerous to humans.
“Wildlife is unpredictable,” Porras said. “Why that moose is tolerating people coming that close is a question for the moose. Certainly, we recommend people not do that.”
I was going to say that this story gives the phrase "special delivery" a whole new meaning. But that would be corny.
It sounds like a stoner's dream, but it's been a bit of a nightmare for a California man who recently got an unexpected FedEx delivery: 11 pounds of marijuana.
George Burton, from Sacramento, Calif., said the FedEx Kinkos box with his name and return address handwritten on it was left on his porch Thursday.
Burton and his dog sitter cut it open to find a layer of spray Styrofoam.
"We break into it, I look and say, 'This isn't what I think it is. He said.
Burton turned the pot over to police, who believe his address was picked at random. But Burton and his fiancee decided to temporarily leave their home out of fear the intended recipient may resort to violence after discovering the pot worth about $24,000 is gone.
A sign posted on his front door reads: "Kinkos/FedEx Box Given to Sac Police."
On the surface, this sounds like a smart move. But this may actually makes things worse. As far as I know drug dealers are not the most understanding people in the world.
"I'm really concerned someone is going to come looking for this," Burton said. "People have gotten hurt for a lot less than $24,000 worth of marijuana."