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  • Grizzly Bear vs. Moose: Who Would Win in a Fight?

    This has long been a topic of discussion among a couple of pals and myself:

    Who would win in a fight between a Grizzly Bear and a Moose?

    Assuming both are full grown and both are on 'neutral' terrain...

    I may have discovered the answer...

    ** This is a bit graphic **

    YouTube - Bear Vs. Moose (Lionel & Andrea)

    I always envisioned it happening in a steel cage, but this'll have to do...

  • #2
    that's a cariboo (or an elk?)

    but nice find, I think that bear is Ditka.

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    • #3
      yeah that would be a caribou, i dont even know how you could get that and a moose mixed up!!!! hahaha

      but a moose would def win if it was 1 v 1!

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      • #4
        So...

        A) I did not notice that that was not a Moose. I suppose I should have paid closer attention in my grade 8 Alberta Environmental class I had to take. I can tell you which mushrooms are edible though...

        B) Wouldn't the physics be similar regardless? Elk/Caribou/Moose vs. Grizzly Bear?
        It looked like once the bear got inside it was all over...the 'four-legged antlered creature' couldn't use his legs or antlers.

        I used to think it was a Moose win without a doubt. Not I'm not so sure...

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        • #5
          Agree on the moose / elk discrepancy, and I think the bear in the video is a brown bear. Way too small to be a grizzly.

          Grizzly vs Moose would still be hands down, all in bear.

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          • #6
            I don't know...

            The size difference between a moose and a caribou is huge.

            Google it. Caribous are maybe 300lbs to a Moose's 800-1000lbs.

            I think a moose would have the neck strength to toss that bear 15 yards through the air.

            Maybe one day we'll be fortunate enough to see that masterpiece.

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            • #7
              Saw a wild moose in Libby Montana once.

              Actually, I smelled it about a mile before I saw it.

              I don't think Godzilla could have hurt that thing.................


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              • #8
                I have looked at the first 2 seconds of the clip and I'm going to say the moose will win.

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                • #9
                  What about Moose and Squirrel ?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by hammbone View Post
                    I don't know...

                    The size difference between a moose and a caribou is huge.

                    Google it. Caribous are maybe 300lbs to a Moose's 800-1000lbs.

                    I think a moose would have the neck strength to toss that bear 15 yards through the air.

                    Maybe one day we'll be fortunate enough to see that masterpiece.
                    I'll give you that, and took the neck strength into account. It was the slashing claws and loss of blood vs stamina that I would vote bear. It wouldn't be a short fight, for sure.

                    Moose vs the little bear in the video? No. She might be protecting her cubs, but if that was a moose, she be packin up her happy meals, not sniffing for a fight.

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                    • #11
                      In all Honesty, 1000lbs is small for a Moose.

                      I helped a friend pull a Field Dressed bull at 1200lbs.

                      Took 12 hours with the 4 of us and 2 horse pullin the sled. The horses' almost gave out with exhaustion, 1200lbs DRESSED. Maybe 1500 or more walking around Bennington VT.....

                      Dropped the ****er with a .270, a .270!!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by MadMax31 View Post
                        In all Honesty, 1000lbs is small for a Moose.

                        I helped a friend pull a Field Dressed bull at 1200lbs.

                        Took 12 hours with the 4 of us and 2 horse pullin the sled. The horses' almost gave out with exhaustion, 1200lbs DRESSED. Maybe 1500 or more walking around Bennington VT.....

                        Dropped the ****er with a .270, a .270!!

                        I would have dropped kicked the moose in the neck.

                        and then told it to dress itself.

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                        • #13
                          A full grown grizz would decimate a moose, no question. A full grown male grizzly can get into the 1200 pound range, and be 9ft tall or taller standing upright. When you factor in they can hit 30 mph in small bursts, it's like getting attacked by satan's subcompact car.

                          EDIT: That's a smallish Brown in the video for sure.
                          Last edited by ZiptheChim; 02-04-2008, 10:09 PM.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ZiptheChim View Post
                            A full grown grizz would decimate a moose, no question. A full grown male grizzly can get into the 1200 pound range, and be 9ft tall or taller standing upright. When you factor in they can hit 30 mph in small bursts, it's like getting attacked by satan's subcompact car.
                            I stand corrected! It wouldn't be a long fight.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by puctrgt View Post
                              I stand corrected! It wouldn't be a long fight.
                              Keep in mind of course that those are numbers are pretty close to the upper reaches. Here's a scary thought though, kodiaks and polar bears are even BIGGER.

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