Check Out These Two Moose Who Drowned And Froze Together With Antlers Locked, Fighting Over Bitches

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Imagine if Titanic ended with Leonardo DiCaprio and Billy Zane freezing to death after drunkenly getting into a fist fight over Kate Winslet and falling off the end of the ship. And also you couldn’t see it but their balls were swollen too. That’s pretty much what happened here with these two moose in Alaska, who apparently locked antlers while in the rut and then somehow managed to drag each other into the water, where they drowned and then froze. Except no one was in love. Not even close.

Kris Hundertmark, chair of the biology and wildlife department at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, said in an email that the antlers of male moose competing for females can become so entangled that the animals cannot dislodge themselves from their opponents.

“These two fellows were unfortunate in that they probably fell into the water while locked together and drowned,” Hundertmark said. “Then again, that is a much quicker way to go than by getting locked together in some forest and slowly starving to death.”

When they examined the heads, it looked like one moose might have pierced the other’s skull, Webster said, leading him to believe that one might have died mid-battle, then pulled the other down into the water with him.

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That’s a pretty crazy story. I wonder where the guy who found the moose is going to tell it.

Webster, a social studies and science teacher, was showing a friend around the grounds of the Bible camp that he helps maintain.

Last weekend, Webster, Erickson and a few other friends — including a taxidermist — went back to the site to retrieve the two moose heads, which Webster said he wanted to mount and use as unique wall hangings with a heck of a backstory at the Bible camp.

Ugh, really? These two dead moose are going to become a symbol for a Bible camp’s “YOUR LUST WILL KILL YOU!” speech? I have to admit, they are a perfect example, but that’s some serious insult to injury for these animals. One minute, they’re trying to get laid, the next minute their sexual failure is used to explain why people shouldn’t do intercourse. Tough break. That and the dying horribly thing.

[via Alaska Dispatch News]

Photos via Jeff Erickson

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