Two unfortunate moose have been found by an Alaskan man frozen into a river. The moose had apparently been fighting when their antlers locked together. It is unclear if they drowned and were frozen later or if perhaps they were so distracted by their battle that they didn’t notice the cold creeping up on them.
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“It appears that one of the brow tines (on the antler) penetrated and may have ended this (battle) fast, leaving the ‘winner’ with a 1000 lb headdress and probably pulled his head into the water where he drowned,” Jeff Erickson, who helped recover the moose, told Craig Medred, an independent journalist in Alaska.