Yes, I’m a bull moose. Though, in some parts of the world, I’m also called an Elk. But, I am different from American Elk. I’m also not part of a herd and I prefer the solitary life. My ancestors go back at least 4000 years. I’m a vegetarian and look innocent enough. However, I am the largest member of the deer family and weigh on average ½ ton. I have attacked more humans than wolves and bears combined.
Here in NW Minnesota, it’s Fall and I’m on the move. I don’t mind you looking, but keep your distance and stay out of my way. I’m on a tight schedule for mating season. Competition is serious and available cow moose can be hard to find. Speaking of cows, I am not a bovine. Please don’t feed me hay. All that fiber can be lethal. It’s one of the reasons why I’m not easy to domesticate. I’m a wild forager and truly, need to find my own food. In fact, I’m quite talented at it. I can walk on my hind legs to reach something tasty. And I also eat while underwater. No other deer can do that.
 (wikipedia, n.d.)