Moose Test Mastered, Bear Test Failed

Bertel Schmitt
by Bertel Schmitt

A Norwegian driver took evasive action to avoid a moose, only to hit a bear, Reuters reports from Olso.

According to the wire report, the driver spotted the moose on a country road near Hanestad, 225 kilometers north of Oslo, went around the animal, not realizing that a bear was following the moose.

“The driver had lost a bit of speed as he tried to avoid the moose before hitting the bear,” Svein Erik Bjorke of the local wildlife authority, said. “We are currently tracking the bear and we have found traces of blood indicating internal injuries.”

The driver escaped uninjured, the car is damaged.

Bertel Schmitt
Bertel Schmitt

Bertel Schmitt comes back to journalism after taking a 35 year break in advertising and marketing. He ran and owned advertising agencies in Duesseldorf, Germany, and New York City. Volkswagen A.G. was Bertel's most important corporate account. Schmitt's advertising and marketing career touched many corners of the industry with a special focus on automotive products and services. Since 2004, he lives in Japan and China with his wife <a href=""> Tomoko </a>. Bertel Schmitt is a founding board member of the <a href=""> Offshore Super Series </a>, an American offshore powerboat racing organization. He is co-owner of the racing team Typhoon.

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  • MrWhopee MrWhopee on Aug 16, 2012

    Where the hell did he drive? A zoo? A petting farm? o__O There's just too much wildlife in the area where that guy lives.

    • MeaCulpa MeaCulpa on Aug 16, 2012

      Well now it's slightly less wildlife, so there's that. Hunting a wounded bear sounds like an awful lot of fun, or not.

  • Tkel Tkel on Aug 16, 2012

    I hope he got a nice thank you note from the moose. The bear may have had nefarious intentions.

    • MeaCulpa MeaCulpa on Aug 16, 2012

      That's libel, we'll sue! -Norwegian bear anti defamation league.

  • El scotto El scotto on Aug 16, 2012

    Black bears, and black Angus cows are hard to see out in the country. I've almost hit both animals, no not at the same time.

  • Pete Zaitcev Pete Zaitcev on Aug 16, 2012

    Bear can be pretty big, you don't want to hit it. A friend bagged a California bear last season, got 180 pounds of meat alone. Norwegian bear may be bigger.

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    • Redav Redav on Aug 16, 2012

      The type of bear makes a big difference. Black bears will weigh a few hundred pounds. Brown bears can weigh twice that. The largest gummy bear I know if is around 5 lb.