Rare and Sacred ‘White Moose’ Totally Exist – Have You Seen One?
Sometimes referred to as an "albino moose," these mystical animals really do exist, but where?
The video above shows the rare moose in its natural habitat overseas, in Sweden, and there are more documented sightings there as well. So are there any in North America?
Back in 2013, hunters shot and killed a white moose in Cape Breton in Nova Scotia, Canada. The news of the animals death enraged the local Mi'kmaq communities because the moose is sacred and is often times called a "spirit animal."
Snopes.com posted photographs of the white moose roaming along the sides of a highway, and walking through the snow amongst other non-white moose. The problem is, the website is unsure where the pictures were taken.
Tracking down the origins of these photographs of a pair of "albino moose" along a highway has not been a straightforward task, because these critters are apparently wide-roaming moose: differing versions of the accompanying text have placed them all across North America, from British Columbia to the Maritime provinces in Canada, and from Michigan to Maine in the United States. As best we can ascertain, the pictures date from mid-2006 and were taken somewhere in eastern Canada. (Various claimants have asserted they snapped these pictures in northern Ontario, Newfoundland, and New Brunswick.)
These second set of photos are thought to be in the western U.S. or Canada based on "contextual evidence" but a little research will show that all of these pictures come from a Flickr account in Nova Scotia.
The only white moose sighting in the United States, with proof, that I can find is from Alaska.
Hmmm, are we dealing with the "Bigfoot" of moose? Northern New Englanders keep your eyes open for the rare white-haired moose! You may be witnessing something truly special.