I am a Texan.
I now live in a Foreign Land….Maine.
Moose are a Big Deal up here.
Such a Big Deal that in 1979, moose were declared the State Animal of Maine.
Big Hairy Fucker With a Large Rack On His Head
Known to the Scientific Community as alces alces, which means “Big Hairy Fucker With a Large Rack on Its Head” or alternatively, “Mother in Law”, moose play a big part in the culture and history of The Pine Tree State. Moose are hunted, eaten and photographed here more than almost any other creature – the exceptions being lobsters and the Great New England Jackalope. Moose occasionally get caught up in swing sets as well.
They also serve to remind Mainers that we are very close to Canada. Truth be told, a moose on the other side of the Saint Croix River can fart and it can be heard as far south as Skowhegan. True story.
Moose are one of the most sought-after big game animals in Norway.
And not just for sex either.