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If the plural of mouse is mice, shouldn't the plural of moose be meese? Actually, no. The plural of moose is actually "moose." If you see a moose, you won't soon forget it: moose are the largest antlered animals in the world. Males can easily weight 1,000 pounds, and females may reach 800 pounds. It's easy to tell the males and females apart; only the males have antlers, which are huge, flat and dish shaped. Exactly how huge? The largest antlers can span 6 feet from tip to tip. Even more impressive, moose grow their antlers each year; they shed their old antlers every two winter.

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One thing you can bet: if it's mossy, it's moose-y. Moose spend most of their time in meadows and marshy areas. A moose's diet is made up mainly of underwater vegetation; when feeding, they often dunk their heads underwater, and can keep their heads submerged for more than three minutes. Despite their size, they are also great swimmers.

If you see a moose, however, be very cautious. The males can be very aggressive, and females are extremely protective of their young. Because of their sheer size, moose can be very dangerous, and they aren't as timid as many other wild animals. In fact, moose are probably more unpredictable than any other animal in the wild, and getting too close to them can be extremely dangerous. Watch from a safe distance and pay close attention when you are fishing.

Moose Map