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Moose doubles as Minnesota Clydesdale?

Gag photo shows bull moose being harnessed to a wagon.
Gag photo shows bull moose being harnessed to a wagon.

CRITTER STUFF -- OK, I can't verify this, nor do I need to.  But the story of the photo goes like this:

Only in Nordern Minnesnowta! 

This guy raised an abandoned moose calf with his horses, and believe it or not, he has trained it for skidding logs and other hauling tasks. Given the 2,000 pounds of robust muscle, and the splayed, sure-grip hooves, he claims it is the best work animal he has.

He says the secret to keeping the moose around is a sweet salt lick, although, during the rut he disappears for a couple of weeks, but always comes home.

For the record:  I new this was a fake when I posted it.  But I didn't know there was an authentic photo of a moose being harnessed as a beast of burden. Thanks to a reader, check it out here.

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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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