Friday, March 09, 2007

Bullwinkle brings down a chopper

Hey, Rocky! Watch me pull a craft out of the air
Tranquilized — but not tranquil — moose charges chopper, brings it down

BullwinkleANCHORAGE, Alaska - A helicopter is not necessarily a match for an angry moose.

Instead of lying down after being shot with a tranquilizer dart, a moose charged a hovering helicopter used by a wildlife biologist, damaging the aircraft's tail rotor and forcing it to the ground.

Neither the pilot nor the biologist was injured, but the moose was maimed by the spinning rotor and had to be euthanized, wildlife officials said.

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