Sunday, November 23, 2008

There’s A Bounty On His Head

No, Maybe There’s A Mountie On His Head

Photographs copyright: DAVID McMAHON


It wasn’t quite the scene in Northern Exposure, where Morty the Moose wandered in pensive fashion through the shot. But there I was, walking through the city of Whitehorse, capital of the Yukon – and sure enough, there was a moose in front of me.

Not a live moose, mind. But just as thousands of tourists before me must surely have done, I made sure I had the right angle to get the shot of the moose dressed in the uniform of a Mountie.

Yes, I had a flight to catch, but I wasn't going to miss this shot for anything. It wasn’t a cop-out.


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24 comments:

Merisi said...

Oh, I see, Rudolph got a summer job!

Snowy greetings! :-)

Word verification: Refugmoo

Charles Gramlich said...

Gives new meaning to that "always gets their man" saying.

Clancy In Idaho said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I hope Hugh took it alright... ;)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Maggie May said...

Now if you'd have lost your plane for a moose.........!

French Fancy said...

Great photo. I remember the occasional moose in Northern Exposure - I used to love that series.

word veri is estica - isn't that nice?

Neva said...

I love your witticism!!! not a bad photo either!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Bullwinkle, it's you!

You always were my hero and not that silly flying squirrel you hung around with. (Preposition Police, look the other way!)

Great shot, David. Glad you paused and risked missing your plane for this one.

Sue McGettigan said...

I did a double take when I saw this mountie moose - I took a photo of his double in beautiful Victoria, Vancouver Island :) I wonder just how many tourists have photos of these guys in their snaps??

Dr.John said...

That is one different picture. To think in my visits to Canada I never saw one.
Thanks for your visit to my blog and your extra nice comment.

Vic Grace said...

Ha Ha nice. We had the real thing in the back yard last night minus the red coat of course. Since we now have over 2ft of snow the moose are coming down from the mountains and we will see a lot around here again this winter.

babooshka said...

I know the they are called the mounites, but not the stuffed and mounted. Made be howl and groan at the pun again. Fabuolous post. Can this mountie have a word with Mr linky to behave and accept our links.

i beati said...

This is soooo cool. As are the Mounties. I love Canada all of it sandy My greatest summers spent there on the Rideau chain sk

Helena said...

WOW! I thought that was a bear at first! LOL!

Rambling Woods said...

LOL...I love the moose...

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richies said...

I love the show Northern Exposure. It's quirkiness is so engaging. Unfortunately even though I get over 100 channels on my satellite TV, none of the have Northern Exposure.

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Moannie said...

Oh yes, Northern Exposure. I loved that show...it was a bit of a cult favourite over here, took a season or two to take.

Loved the photo.

Sandi McBride said...

I've never met a moose I didn't like...and I like this mooose just fine...his name wouldn't be Bulwinkle by any chance?
Sandi

word verification is "copprod"...well!

RiverPoet said...

Great shots! I loved Northern Exposure. It was such an intelligent comedy series.

Peace - D

BJ Roan said...

This shot would have been worth a missed flight. He's a cutie!

Fireblossom said...

Omg. A moose in uniform, hold me back! He's cute enough to make me forget Paul Gross in "Due South!"

I wonder if Mr. Moose would come over and watch "North of 60" reruns with me. I promise to keep Sarah Palin away. There will be honey cinnamon toast. C'mon, Handsome, I'm waitingggg....

*laffin*

Louise said...

Who wouldn't want a picture of that! I'll bet kids who see it go crazy wanting to hug it.

fishing guy said...

David: Cute capture; it's too bad Mr. Linky had problems.

Hilary said...

I am so amoosed!

Woman in a Window said...

I work with some of these guys. Fur real! (Moose, not Mounties.)