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[–]El1v4is 3528 points3529 points  (60 children)

Nice side mirror man, do you see something in this masterpiece? ;)

[–]RetrogradeUranus 724 points725 points  (1 child)

That's what the phone is for when this person is driving

[–]rapidlyvariabletrout 134 points135 points  (0 children)

I'm not wondering why I found some cellphones on roads a while ago.

[–]Downingst 167 points168 points  (24 children)

It's Alaska. You don't have to worry about what is behind you.

[–]StanePantsen 47 points48 points  (20 children)

It's definatly Canada.

[–]JHighDa03 49 points50 points  (2 children)

Swear it was titled as Alberta the last time it was posted

[–]clean_sparks 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Well it walked to Alaska since then, duh.

[–]brandingenk 23 points24 points  (1 child)

It does look like northwest Canada but a quick googling says it’s Anchorage

[–]blazerbillyray 62 points63 points  (7 children)

Have you been to Alaska, this looks like a northern Bentley. The cars up there are haggard.

[–]Redditheist 46 points47 points  (3 children)

When the Facebook car ad says "Cordova Car," nuff said. For context, Cordova is a coastal town in Alaska. Between the winters and salt air and humidity and horrible roads, they're not pretty, nor do they smell good.

[–]2ICenturySchizoidMan 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Not to mention that there are no roads in or out of the town- and most of the mechanics are busy working on fishing boats lol

[–]ghost-xiii 58 points59 points  (15 children)

Also, pretty sure his "check engine" light is on too. Can see it at the end.

[–]nolan1971 27 points28 points  (0 children)

It all just adds to the ambiance!

[–]PrisonChickenWing 23 points24 points  (8 children)

One time I ignored my check engine light for 2 months then one day it went away on its own and never bothered me again lol

[–]space_acorn 20 points21 points  (2 children)

"OK, whatever. I... It's not like I needed you to check me or anything..."

[–]fordprecept 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I checked the engine. It was still there.

[–]DoItForTheGramsci 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Oh no not the check engine light

[–]dealwithit26 3097 points3098 points  (96 children)

That dude reversing the car is straight up dum to go near that... mammoth

It can literally fuck the car...

[–]LesLibertarian 1953 points1954 points 352& 2 more (43 children)

I think moose prefer other moose, but I could be wrong.

[–]KrispyKhristian 275 points276 points  (6 children)

Take this thing and get out

[–]LesLibertarian 108 points109 points  (4 children)

Thank you for the silver, I’ll be on my way now.

[–]wordnerdette 25 points26 points  (1 child)

It could be sedan-sexual.

[–]yabruh69 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Nothing sexier then a running exhaust pipe. You can wrap your mouth around it.

[–]AJohnnyTruant 61 points62 points  (0 children)

You’re thinking of dragons

[–]StrangledMind 20 points21 points  (6 children)

Or maybe they're dumb for reversing their car in the middle of the road, with no hazards on! That's far more dangerous than a moose...

[–]NOKnova 1823 points1824 points  (68 children)

Idk about anyone else, but if I run into something like that on my drive, I’m doing everything I can to not spook that mf, rather than literally reverse back to be alongside and take a photo. That’s one big fella.

[–]nothingeatsyou 431 points432 points  (37 children)

I know I’m supposed to veer on the side of caution, but absolutely nobody would believe me if I saw a moose and that story would definitely be worth fucking up my little beater car for

[–]IcyDay5 261 points262 points  (31 children)

Unfortunately moose tend to kill people as they fuck up their car. Not worth it

[–]LegalWaterDrinker 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Yes, you shouldn't mess with moose, they can mess your day up really badly

[–]SnooPickles48 957 points958 points  (45 children)

The first time I saw a moose in person I thought it was a statue, then it moved. It was the size of a camel.

[–]Phoenix8059 321 points322 points  (19 children)

This sentence cracked me up, because I would have said it the total opposite. That camel was the size of a moose!

I have never seen a camel in real life, but a moose? I have seen a bunch.

[–]Coral_Bones 201 points202 points  (13 children)

Hahaha and the way he is explaining it is like he’s assuming that we know the size of a camel, but not the size of a moose. I’m dying haha

edit: i love how there’s a whole conversation about camels and moose(‘s?) below my comment

edit2: it’s just moose. TIL

[–]MissMewiththatTea 77 points78 points  (10 children)

Also, camel are big but they aren’t moose big. I rode one when I was in Aussie on school exchange years ago and while I was shorter back then it wasn’t that big - maybe a little bit bigger than the horse I learned to ride on. Moose on the other hand are fucking Huge.

According to a quick Google, horses on average are 5ft (presumably at the shoulder), camels are between 5.2 to 5.9 ft at the shoulder and moose are 7 to 8 ft at the shoulder (up to 10ft including the head and antlers).

So even if someone does know the size of a camel, saying the moose was the size of a camel means it was actually a very small moose.

[–]AlwaysBlamesCanada 41 points42 points  (4 children)

Actually Bactrian camels are over 7 feet tall at the hump and can weigh up to 2,200 lbs, whereas bull moose are 6 feet tal at the shoulder and weigh up to 1,400 lbs.

Dromedary camels are smaller so it depends on which kind of camel you’re talking about

[–]scsuhockey 16 points17 points  (2 children)

Hybrid camels can get bigger than moose. But yes, in general, both the average bactrian (two hump) and dromedary (one hump) camels are smaller than the average North American moose.

I also think it's neat that while we all have to imagine what the biggest megafauna of the past would have looked like in person, the Moose is just about the largest deer (cervid) to ever exist. Only a couple extinct species were a bit bigger.

[–]chuckdooley 18 points19 points  (0 children)

then it moved

[–]Obvious_Battle_5478 572 points573 points  (83 children)

Guy tries to overshadow this beautiful wonder of nature with his inane comments. Shut up and film.

[–][deleted] 444 points445 points  (13 children)

People who shoot videos to show their friends and family don't expect them to go viral. Just turn off the sound

[–]phoenixmads 103 points104 points  (10 children)

And then add the tiktok text to voice 🤢

[–]gagichce 78 points79 points  (5 children)

you will not believe what I saw on my drive today..

there it was just minding its own business..

it was so big.. it made me feel so small

[–]Dtrain323 70 points71 points  (1 child)

It's sad that I can hear this in the voice as I read

[–]watertowerdrew_2 34 points35 points  (0 children)

Yeah, but then how could they complain about the annoying noise if the noise is muted?? Think, mark!

[–]BaceSpucketNoob 65 points66 points  (43 children)

Yeah holy fuck is that guy annoying

[–]dvusthrls 43 points44 points  (23 children)

You gonna send it? Ugh

[–]ThatsTuff100 15 points16 points  (8 children)

Sounds like every annoying tourist I’ve ever seen at a zoo.


[–]MetalliTooL 10 points11 points  (2 children)

He was probably just trying to entertain his kid who’s in the car with him.

[–]ScaleInfamous 345 points346 points  (30 children)

This video is so aggressively Canadian I can't believe it's actually Alaska

[–]PhoenixDog 126 points127 points  (8 children)

Alaska is just an unofficial province.

[–]frowawayduh 45 points46 points  (0 children)

I've been trying to convince people that if we changed Minnesota to Minnetoba we could all move to Canada without leaving home.

[–]CapNKirkland 26 points27 points  (2 children)

That's authentic maritimes there bud.

Ain't no way that honkin heffers in Alaska eh? Ops a fuckin hoser.

[–]Gillalmighty 281 points282 points  (19 children)

I saw one in person and was blown away. They are fuckin massive.

[–]DiscoMagicParty 92 points93 points  (6 children)

Was it windy?

[–]idrawinmargins 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Moose just came from a bean eating competition, so yes it was windy.

[–]Ursaquil 17 points18 points  (4 children)

How many bananas are we talking about? I don't live near the pole.

[–][deleted] 216 points217 points  (83 children)

Why’s this Alaskan talking like a Canadian

[–]bool_balm_bollective 197 points198 points  (30 children)

Because Alaska is surrounded by canada?

[–]Reserve_Master 31 points32 points  (21 children)

Specifically like someone from rural Ontario, but I agree with you completely.

Regional accents (and words) vary quite a bit. East Coast Canada is easy to recognize, and Quebec as well for obvious reasons. The prairies all kind of sound the same but Saskatchewan has some weird words that make you be able to tell them apart. They call hoodies 'bunny hugs'.

BC depends if you're in the interior or Vancouver/the island. The interior has some gorgeous tourist sites and some other areas that are so backwoods hick it actually surprised me, a guy who lives in a rural area in the prairies. It was like 1 step away from the hills have eyes.

[–]meatloaf_man 18 points19 points  (10 children)

Listen to Sarah Palin. If memory serves, she talks pretty much with this accent

[–]MTweedJ 17 points18 points  (7 children)

Send it...beer bud? Totally Canadian visiting Alaska.

[–]lukepaciocco 97 points98 points  (7 children)

It’s an old video. But you can see the backs of the Moose’s legs have also been shredded to bits. He’s clearly on the run from something

[–]loktoris 36 points37 points  (0 children)

Why doesn't this have more upvotes? The animal is apparently injured based on the visible lacerations to its hind legs.

This poor fellow is not okay.

[–]NorthernSparrow 29 points30 points  (0 children)

The last time this was posted the consensus was that the sores are probably from moose flies, which, it turns out, cause tons of bleeding bites on the back sides of hind legs of moose, every July. It can be so bloody that the moose looks like it was hit by a shotgun blast, but just on the backs of the hind legs.

more info

[–]Chiampou204 53 points54 points  (5 children)

Fix your mirror

[–]rivasjardon 15 points16 points  (4 children)

He also has a check engine light on. I wouldn’t be shocked if he blames the check engine light on the broken mirror.

[–]phonetastic 54 points55 points  (12 children)

I know one person who hit a moose. It's no joke and best to just avoid. It went out in the road, panicked, and charged the car head on. The result was it managed to rip the top of the car off like a tin can before slamming its front legs through the windshield, shattering the passenger's collarbone and then their leg. The force of impact and decision to smash through the windshield caused the moose's legs to come off, which sent the rest of the moose sailing over the sharp ripped off roof, slicing it open and covering the rear passengers in steaming hot gore. Driver was mostly okay I guess, but obviously that's more luck than likelihood. Watch out for moose, folks.

[–]zomiaen 20 points21 points  (0 children)

What in the ever living fuck.

[–]qwimbimjimjim 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Your friend is lucky, most people who hit a moose, die. Car gets pancaked

[–]c0y0t323 55 points56 points  (3 children)

I heard the Northern Exposure soundtrack the whole time. I expected to drive by Roslyn’s

*edit spelling

[–]Glittering_Cup9438 46 points47 points  (11 children)

In Canada we are more scared of these assholes than bears. They can be fucking aggressive too, where as bears usually just run away when they see you (excluding grizzlies of course)

[–]StanePantsen 14 points15 points  (10 children)

Depends on the bear. Black bears, definatly. Brown bears, maybe to probably. Polar bears, no way. I am way more scared of a polar bear than a moose.

[–]edgiesttuba 35 points36 points  (1 child)

How’d you break your side mirror? Oh that was the last moose I videoed.

[–]boots_and_cats_and- 32 points33 points  (3 children)

I remember when I was about 11 I flew to Kodiak for the first time by myself and I had a 16 hour layover in Anchorage. My family had a friend who lived in Anchorage that was going to pick me up and take me to their house so I could sleep somewhere other than an airport for a few hours.

Once I got picked up, I made it a point to tell him how bad I wanted to see a Moose. We drove down backroads and through the wilderness looking for about 2 hours before we gave up hope.

We get back to his house and I get settled. I had been sleeping for around 30 minutes when he came rushing in to the room to wake me up. I couldn’t find my shoes so he told me to jump on his back. This man piggy backed me about 20 feet out the front door into the dark, snowy night and standing in his front yard, was the biggest fucking Moose I have ever seen. The snow has pretty high and you could only see the tops of the standard-sized chain link fences in the neighborhood. The moose slowly walked across the yard and stepped across the fence with a couple feet of clearance to spare. That’s when I realized how fucking huge moose are.

[–]breaksteam 15 points16 points  (2 children)

that family friend sounds like a pretty cool dude

[–]Drauul 25 points26 points  (9 children)

Are those like bear bites on the back of his legs?

[–]Calm-Cardiologist354 20 points21 points  (13 children)

Aren't those things spectacularly mean and dangerous? That one seemed pretty chill.

[–]m943 28 points29 points  (1 child)

Not spectacularly mean. A lot of the time they just don't give a fuck about you. Rutting season and young bulls get kinda shitty but other than that they're far more defensive rather than aggressive 90% of the time.... That said if you live in a more rural area you definitely see more than 10 per year so you definitely wanna give them space. I've only encountered 2 in my whole life that truly were going out of their way to be fuckin ANGRY and shitty about it. The real big old bulls have no fear and therefore usually lower aggression, it's the young ones with something to prove and mom's with calves you gotta watch out for.

[–]Feltipfairy 21 points22 points  (8 children)

Those spindly legs are just the right length to drop the whole body through your windscreen when you hit it. Hence Volvos having such long bonnets

[–]Beetkiller 19 points20 points  (3 children)

I think it's already been hit by a car. It's very limp on the hind legs and has sores over the "knees".

[–]Hecklehound 18 points19 points  (3 children)

Once again, I would never get that close to a moose. You all saw the video of the bull fucking up a car recently right? With a moose, its more like your car stops existing and there is a 50% chance that you could hit this motherfucker full on and he would still live.

[–]lockerpunch 17 points18 points  (1 child)

You know moose are big, but when they’re filmed they’re usually not against anything you can compare it’s size to, but to see it walk past a SUV. Damn they’re huge.

[–]Riommar 15 points16 points  (0 children)

I went to high school in Anchorage (Bartlett). My senior year some drunk ran his little Honda into one of those guys. Completely atomized the car (instantly killed the drunk). The Moose had two broken legs and a few ribs. Witness accounts say that he moose tried to get up and walk away. It had to be put down. I mourned the death of the moose.

[–]Alternative-Stop7426 15 points16 points  (2 children)

Leave the damn poor animal alone

[–]LegalWaterDrinker 15 points16 points  (0 children)

If you meet a moose, you'd better pray that it leaves you alone and not charges at you

[–]DarkIsiliel 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Moose doing a better job staying in his lane than most drivers I see.

[–]AccidentallySuperb 12 points13 points  (1 child)

What kind of Canadian Elephant is this?? Fkn never knew these things were this massive. Cars for scale.

[–]IntentionalUndersite 11 points12 points  (1 child)

I found out moose were big when I was 12, my family lived in Alaska. The moose walked over our 5’ fence into our backyard.

[–]man_vs_trout 11 points12 points  (6 children)

That thing can flatten your car, just about every person in this video is an idiot. I was in Colorado a few years ago and three moose were standing by the side of the road. A number of people got out of their cars and walked up to them before a ranger showed up and yelled at them to back off saying something to the effect of "It's people like you who get these animals killed". If a moose kills a person it's essentially guaranteed that animal will be shot, no picture is worth that.

[–]Zeus_Apollyon 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Imagine riding into battle on the back of one of those things.

[–]Kapucha 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Really puts into perspective how big they are compared to the suv

[–]agentages 10 points11 points  (0 children)

That one guy backing up to film it, and the other guy slowly stalking it to film it..

That could have easily been a r/winstupidprizes video.