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...Ł10 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!"
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!