Thursday, February 28, 2008

Only in Norway?

The annual ski race «Rindhovda rundt» had to be cancelled - for the first time since WWII. The reason? The skiiers are almost outnumbered by moose. The animals use the ski tracks as a walkway and the risk of colliding with them is just too big.

Beate Øygarden from the ski group says she doesn't know whether to laugh or cry. "As soon as we prepare the trakcs, the moose come and use them. It seems hopeless this year."

1 comment:

  1. Perhaps they should start an annual ski race for moose since the animals use the ski tracks too ;)


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