Our pop-up Moose is happily grazing on local vegetation because with huge size comes a huge appetite.
Who could you give this card to? a nature lover, a perpetual dieter, a kid, for a birthday, dinner invitation. To a friend with a huge appetite for life.
It Moose be your birthday.
You are so amoosing.
You’re easily a-moosed.
You’re as delicious as chocolate mousse.
Sorry I moosed your birthday.
I would like to deny all allegations by Bob Hope that during my last game of golf, I hit an eagle, a birdie, an elk and a moose. ~Gerald Ford
A moose is a cow drawn by a 3-year old. ~Bill Bryson
This is a card to celebrate the awesome Moose, the largest member of the deer family. Our pop-up card is just a few ounces but in real life these giants weigh over 1200 pounds, can grow to be over 6 feet from hooves to shoulders, not counting their antlers.
Antlers are heavy! The paddles are essentially a big bone, so bulls develop muscular necks to help hold up the enormous paddles. A full grown set of antlers can weigh about 40 pounds.
from NY Times Diner’s Journal 2008: Kim Severson answers reader questions about Alaska.
Q. I have never tasted moosemeat but I’m game. (Yuk yuk.) What does it taste like? Is it high or low in fat? What about bear meat. What is that like?
— Rosalie Spinelli
A. It is low fat, and it can taste sometimes musty or gamey, sometimes like really rich, minerally beef. I have only had bear stew once, and I recall it was greasy but not much more. And about that joke … don’t quit your day job.
Q. Can you order a juicy mooseburger at Mc Donalds or Burger King? Are mooseburgers manufactured for export? I have been looking all over for them but there’s no place I can buy them.
A. Sorry, the meat can’t be sold commercially so no Moose Quarter Pounders for you. However, I think it would really put the Big in Big Mac.