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Here's the lead to my Sunday column: First, you should know that Mudgy isn’t the only moose in Coeur d’Alene who’s “all around the town.” There’s a herd of them. And some of them allow their calves to take along. But more about this a little later. Mudgy, as many of you know, is the fictional character created by Susan Nipp in a children’s book who wanders around the Lake City looking for his mouse buddy, Millie. Downtown visitors will find five sculptures of the moose and mouse and retrace Mudge’s search for Millie from Tubbs Hill to Independence Point, where the moose sees the mouse asleep in her antlers where she’s been hiding. Six-year-old Joey Maben is a big fan of Mudgy and Millie – so much so that Joey wanted to ride the mama moose and calf she saw hanging out with a calf at her Centennial Place bus stop Wednesday. Some of the other kids wanted to hop on board, too. Luckily, Joey’s father, Scott, a deputy city editor of The Spokesman-Review, persuaded the children to stay away from the unpredictable animals that went on munching a neighborhood tree.

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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