Working Moose



You would never think of making a deer into a working beast of burden, but semi-domesticated reindeer in Russia and Northern Europe have been used to pull sleighs for a long time (Santa Claus notwithstanding). Could you get a moose, the largest deer species, to work for you? Minnesotastan found a picture of a moose working as a beast of burden, and found it was a Photoshop job. But in researching one photo, he found quite a few other pictures of moose being used to pull wagons. See them at TYWKIWDBI. Link

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I've seen a few pictures in gift shops and museums up north of men riding moose like horses, with saddles and everything.

I have been told that moose used to be a common form of transportation for outlaws in British Columbia's North. The domestication of moose was made illegal at some point in order to impede their mobility.
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