Date: 09 Feb 2003 21:28:54 -0700
Subject: Re: Incidental livestock

> This made me wonder how often Saabs have saved occupants in the > parts of the world not infested by moose. Their North American > cousin, the elk, looks well constructed to do in a speeding car > and I can only guess at what sort of a mess a rhino or elephant > might make. rest assured, we have moose in north america as well. apparently moose-car collisions aren't uncommon in parts of maine (or at least one would surmise from all of the "i brake for moose" bumper stickers), and my understanding is that in such collisions, the cars usually don't fare so well (perhaps those should be wearing an "i break for moose" bumper sticker instead). moose are even making a comeback as far south as the rocky mountains in central colorado -- saw my first ever moose in the wild last summer in the upper fraser river valley, and have heard people tell of seeing moose calves (or whatever a baby moose would be called) in the same area. kirk (note trivial anti-spam hack)

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