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Moose Needs Rest After Flandreau Visit

Moose! Moose in Flandreau!

Flandreau Police Department, FB, 2023.09.16.
Flandreau Police Department, FB, 2023.09.16.

Yeah, Mr. Moose, everybody needs a rest after going through Flandreau.

“Please call if the moose is spotted back in town so he can be directed back into the rural areas for its own safety”—I wonder if that’s the same advice the FPD will give for sightings of Democrats organizing in town.


  1. Phil 2023-09-18

    Hokey Smokes! That’s a long way from Frostbite Falls!

  2. e platypus onion 2023-09-18

    Could be a Dhuas moose from Cilirado, Wyoming ir Montana. Shiras Moose have snaller racks than Canada/Alaska moose and likely larger than from Minnesota. If harvest gets underway in South Duhkota soon, the moose will find no rest in crop fields.

  3. e platypus onion 2023-09-18

    Where’s the editor who has not been editing my comments for multiple spelling errors?

  4. Arlo Blundt 2023-09-18

    Moose are on the move. There has been a moose die off in Minnesota, especially around the Thief River Falls area. They are bouncing back from a sharp decline along the Boundary Waters further East. Nobody seems to know why, though wolves and global warming are blamed. This guy’s on the move, looking for a home, and doesn’t know that South is not the direction he should look.

  5. e platypus onion 2023-09-18

    Moose die off in, I believe was Connecticut, was believed to be caused by excess ticks surviving the warmer winters due to climate change. They had to close moose lottery due to insufficient number of moose to hunt.

    Minnesoa’s long moose mortality study says the main culprit in their moose decline was brainworms, which is the reasoning bhind why Minn miise showup in iowa on occasion.

  6. Bob Newland 2023-09-18

    Reminds me of any of a number of Janklow’s nearly interminable speeches, during which he often illustrated a point by listing a nearly interminable number of SoDak towns. “…towns like Eureka, Pukwana, Belle Fourche, Sturgis, Redfield, Aberdeen…” and on and on, nearly always ending with, “or in my home town, Flandreau.”

    Best of luck, Mr. Moose.

  7. Arlo Blundt 2023-09-18

    The Platypus is correct. Both an infestation of brainworm (spread by deer) and Moose rubbing their fur off to rid themselves of lice have certainly been a major factor in northern Minnesota.. Population in some areas showed a bounce back last year, but the very severe weather and over 100 inches of snow made life difficult this past winter for just about anything but grouse, which bury themselves in the snow. So, it’s touch and go with Moose, but, that’s still no reason to settle in South Dakota.

  8. e platypus onion 2023-09-28

    Last week’s Sioux County, iowa moose now resides in Clay County, iowa South of Spencer, for now.

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