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#1 (permalink) Old 09-09-2004, 10:19 AM
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Last night my friend phones me at 11.00 pm...thank god he was ok because otherwise this story wouldnt be funny at all!

He was driving through a part of the UK called the New Forest down a two lane road which runs between, you guessed it, some forest.

He admits that he was driving too fast but the conditions were dry and this road is very quiet!

So there he is tonning it down this quiet road when KABLAM this huge animal runs into the road and he broadsides it...this thing is stuck to the front of his car and there is blood and fur and antlers everywhere...to make matters worse he has skidded for about 20 feet into a quite a deep ditch

Imagine his surprise when he gets out the car and finds that he has just chopped a Moose in half...so he phones the police immediately and is put through to the local police station...he explains what has happened and the policeman explains that it cant be a Moose as Moose don't live in the UK

My friend explains that it is definitely a Moose as he has seen them on TV and he is not a moron...they argue for nearly 5 minutes about the Moose/Deer thing and eventually the policeman says "Ok, we'll have a bet on it...10 if it is a Moose"

My friend is now saying stuff like "whatever! please get your arse over here and help me get my car out of this ditch!" ghead

20 minutes later the police in two cars and an ambulance arrive on the scene...and imagine THEIR surprise when they find a dead Moose slung over the bonnet of his car!

One of the policemen looks at my friend, looks at the Moose and then takes his wallet out and says "sorry mate, you were right!" hands over the cash and starts to file a report. All the time the others are trying to work out the Moose thing and where it might have come from as the ambulance men are checking my friend out.

On closer inspection they find amongst the blood and fur that the Moose has a collar on with the name MERVIN and a phone number!!!

Turns out the Moose had got loose from an animal sanctuary and wandered into the road...unfortunately for the Moose and my friend the last thing to go through its mind was the bonnet of a 540i at over 100 mph!

My friend has asked that the police forward the photographs that they took at the scene and once he gets them I will post them on here for all to see!

The one thing that they all agreed on was that if it had been a variety of other makes of car he wouldnt have got away so lightly as the car is completely wrecked and is almost certainly a "write off"!!

He was certainly luckier than Mervin the Moose!

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im sceptical. a full grown moose will destroy anything short of a mac truck, and if its true then ur friend is lucky to be alive.

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As I said, he only skidded for 20 feet and the car is completely fucked...it practically stopped him dead which is why he was so lucky...that kind of energy doesnt disappear easily and in many other smaller/lighter cars he would be in a lot of trouble...I dont think it was a fully grown Canadian Moose or anything as big but he said that he practically cut its legs off!

If he gets the piccies I will post them!

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LMAO Mervin the Moose "Cute" god i wanna see those pics...LOL

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As I said, he only skidded for 20 feet and the car is completely fucked...it practically stopped him dead which is why he was so lucky...that kind of energy doesnt disappear easily and in many other smaller/lighter cars he would be in a lot of trouble...I dont think it was a fully grown Canadian Moose or anything as big but he said that he practically cut its legs off!

If he gets the piccies I will post them!

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I'd belive that the guy is alright, after my experience, BMW's are the most well built cars out there today.

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I'd belive that the guy is alright, after my experience, BMW's are the most well built cars out there today.
but that dosent mean u cant die in them right?

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No, i'm sure you can die in one.

But, i'd also belive that he survived.

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Good story!

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Dude....that's funny. Good thing he's ok. And he got $$$ outta the deal without a ticket either....100mph is decently fast. I have relatives in Minnesota...Moose Country....I've heard of these stories before....and I've seen a Buick being totally demolished by a bull Moose just lying right on the hood/windshield...glass all over the place....good thing for your BMW....otherwise the pet Moose might have owned you're friend!
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You said he cut it in half....so I have a question........

Did he let his juice loose when he saw it was a duece moose since it's kaboose was loose?

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You said he cut it in half....so I have a question........

Did he let his juice loose when he saw it was a duece moose since it's kaboose was loose?
Lol but I dont think he had time to soil himself as Merv walked out right in front the car and it was dark! ghead

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P.s Apparently my friend sent off the claim form today...I can only imagine the loss assessors face when he reads this! Mwaha

I dont think the guys at Royal Sun Alliance get many Moose incidents to investigate in the UK

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i read a story in canada about a cop driving down a road, a car coming the other way hit a moose, sent it flying across the road into the cop car, completly destroying both cars

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Just goes to show that anything can happen when you are driving...

Does your friend get the Antler Rack as a souvenir?
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