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    LEOMINSTER— It was not an early leprechaun, but a 500-pound moose that landed in Juleigh McDowell's front seat just before 11 last night as she drove along Central Street.

    Police are not sure how it happened, but the animal somehow went through the windshield and ended up seated calmly on the passenger's side, with its head sticking out of the window.

    Emergency crews had to extricate the moose from the car, which included removing the roof. Unfortunately, the moose had broken bones and other injuries and had to be euthanized, police said.

    Ms. McDowell escaped serious injury.

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    So people will do anything to use the High Occupancy Vehicle lane!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Resq1scnd2none
    So people will do anything to use the High Occupancy Vehicle lane!!
    FOC-ROF-LMAO This is a story I would expect to see from back home somewhere.
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    road was Rocky?

    Or maybe it was Peabody Lane?
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    If Im doing a moose extrication here, weve got bigger things to worry about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave1983
    If Im doing a moose extrication here, weve got bigger things to worry about.
    Climate shift?
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    This is unusual... most of the time, a moose vs. car = a fatality for the driver and occupants, not to mention the moose.
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    The link isnt working for me...

    was there any pictures? that'd be neat to see.

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    There was video on CNN this morning that someone had shot. It basically showed the moose trying unsuccessfully to climb out through the windsheild area. It was pretty wicked to see, but even coming from a hunter myself, you couldn't help but feel sorry for the poor fella.
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    ...a moose once bit my sister......


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    A moose extrication call would be fairly believable around here. Hasn't happened yet but it wouldn't take much; we have a moose that likes to hang around in the graveyard.
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    My old stomping grounds. Parts of Central Street get fairly woody WAY out before the Sterling town line.

    Sad though. But the more we keep building houses and developments in the woods the more we encrouch on animal's domain the more these will happen.

    Albeit, not in the passenger seat.

    Like the good Captain said, you walk away from hitting one of those things and you are damn lucky. Many times the body drops right onto the top of the car above the driver just from the height and point of impact. Pretty sad.
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    That moose was just a "baby" at 500 pounds!
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    Try this one:

    http://www.telegram.com/apps/pbcsi.d...ef=AR&MaxW=250

    The first two where "afternoon updates" in the online...the one above is the print edition from the next day so it should be good for a while.

    They didn't run photo #2, which was said moose being removed by the boom on a wrecker after the FD removed the car's roof.

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