During the week of October 26, two cow moose were shot and harvested in Ontario, Canada. This wouldn’t be all that uncommon for the area, except that one of those moose was white and it is illegal to hunt white moose.
I know how important the day is.
BUT, i'm going to attempt to distract.
Have you ever seen a white moose?
We have a small population here. I see them often.
They aren't albino (as you can see from the spots and dark eyes)
They are protected here.@JessicaKirson
*My photo pic.twitter.com/sF3W15Uwr4
— HonkBoboHonk (@honkbobohonk) November 4, 2020
The difference between a white moose and an albino moose is that a white moose’s eyes are still colored, instead of pink or red. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is now looking for the person or people who illegally shot the white moose, which is categorized as having white cover over 50% of its body.
They ask that if you know anything to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, report it online, or download the P3 app. People can also call the MNRF tip line at 1-877-847-7667.
A quick Internet search will tell you that white moose is pretty rare, which is likely why it’s illegal to hunt them in this area.
It took a man in Sweden three years to finally get footage of a white moose and it is absolutely stunning. Watch that footage below.