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Alaskan Moose
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Deinonychus antirrhopus
1 8.33%
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Alaskan Moose v Deinonychus antirrhopus
Alaskan Moose - Alces alces gigas
The Alaska moose (Alces alces gigas) or giant moose or Alaskan moose is a subspecies of moose that ranges from Alaska to western Yukon. The Alaska moose is the largest North American subspecies of moose. Alaska moose inhabit boreal forests and mixed deciduous forests throughout most of Alaska and most of Western Yukon. Like all moose species, the Alaska moose is usually solitary but sometimes will form small herds. Typically, they only come into contact with other moose for mating or competition for mates. During mating season, in autumn and winter, male Alaska moose become very aggressive and prone to attacking when startled. Male Alaska moose can stand over 2.1 m (6.9 ft) at the shoulder, and weigh over 634.5 kg (1,399 lb). The antlers on average have a span of 1.8 m (5.9 ft). Female Alaska moose stand on average 1.8 m (5.9 ft) at the shoulder and can weigh close to 478 kg (1,054 lb). The largest Alaska moose was shot in western Yukon in September 1897; it weighed 820 kg (1,808 lb), and was 2.33 m (7.6 ft) tall at the shoulder. Alaska moose with the Chukotka moose, matches the extinct Irish elk as the largest deer of all time.

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Deinonychus antirrhopus
Based on the few fully mature specimens, Deinonychus could reach 3.4 metres (11.2 ft) in length, with a skull length of 410 mm (16.1 in), a hip height of 0.87 metres (2.9 ft) and a weight of 73 kg (161 lb), though there is a higher estimate of 100 kg (220 lb) Its skull was equipped with powerful jaws lined with around sixty curved, blade-like teeth. Studies of the skull have progressed a great deal over the decades. Ostrom reconstructed the partial, imperfectly preserved, skulls that he had as triangular, broad, and fairly similar to Allosaurus. Additional Deinonychus skull material and closely related species found with good 3D preservation show that the palate was more vaulted than Ostrom thought, making the snout far narrower, while the jugals flared broadly, giving greater stereoscopic vision. The skull of Deinonychus was different from that of Velociraptor, however, in that it had a more robust skull roof like that of Dromaeosaurus, and did not have the depressed nasals of Velociraptor. Both the skull and the lower jaw had fenestrae (skull openings) which reduced the weight of the skull. In Deinonychus, the antorbital fenestra, a skull opening between the eye and nostril, was particularly large.

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(02-12-2019, 04:22 PM)Aztec Wrote: Deinonychus vs Moose or Ussuri Wild boar.
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The moose will win in a face to face fight. The dinasaur can bite if it jumps on the moose's back and bite while slashing.
The moose shouldn't be underestimated.

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Quote:The brown bear seldom attacks wild or domestic ungulates. In the Lyutenga river basin (Lena river tributary) only three successful attacks of brown bears on Alces alces have been recorded over 16 field seasons. Four cases (n=56) of bears successfully hunting young elk and five cases of unsuccessful hunting on wild reindeer have been recorded. Records of the Olekminsky Nature Reservation during 1988-1999 show 13 ungulate deaths from the brown bear, including 11 A. alces, one Randifer tarandus and one Cervus elaphus. Brown bear attacks on adult male elk are never successful. Even a weak male elk can resist a bear. In October 1980 a big six-year-old brown bear was found dead after crushing an exhausted five-year-old A. alces. A necropsy revealed the brown bear suffered acute abdominal trauma. The bear, of average fatness, apparently attacked the elk to stockpile it for spring. The gastrointestinal tract of the brown bear was empty and the cork in the rectum was already formed.

Source: Quarterly Newsletter of the International Association for Bear Research and Management (IBA)

Quote:Moose kills a very large bear The moose struck the Earth with his hoof and shook that mighty rack of broad-pointed antlers, then charged uphill toward the bear. Thundering up the slope, the bull lowered his antlers and, just before the moment of impact, swung upward with as much power as he possessed, driving two brow tines into the side of the bruin. The moose drove the bear against the rock wall, stiffening his legs and driving the bulk of his energy into the bear. Bruin let forth a howl of pain and rage and struggled to free himself. He champed his teeth and swung his paws at the bull, even digging at the moose with his hind paws. But the moose never faltered. The combatants remained in that position as a full forty-five minutes ticked away on Mr Bunch's watch. Although they needed to be going, the men could not tear themselves away from the unusual scene before them.  In time the bear's moaning died away to silence. Then the bull pulled back from the shaggy bruin, shook his head, snorted to clear away the blood from his nostrils and mouth, stepped back and watched as the bear's limp form tumbled end over end three or four times down the slope to the level ground below. The bull followed the bear and sniffed it momentarily before turning to limp toward the protective timber shielding the cows.  Spellbound for eight hours, the spectators on the rim were nearly speechless. The untied and mounted their horses then rode down the slope to the valley floor. Father and son dismounted and examined the carcass of the bear. From the tip of his tail to the tip of his nose, he measured 13 feet 6 inches. Because the hide was punctured so badly, they left it behind and rode off. 
The deinonychus is not taking down an aware moose more often than not. The Mooses large antlers make it difficult to navigate past, and Jaxo already provided evidence of moose being dangerous for wolves and bears.
I think that deininychus could hunt a moose if they hypothetically coexisted as species, but in a single particular fight one on one, deinonychus would have lesser chance.
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More often then not I'd imagine the moose winning face-to-face though if lucky the deinyonchus could pull it off if it manages to hit a very vital spot.

Otherwise ambush is really the raptors best shot.
Antlers are terribly suited for fighting off predators but still I would favour the moose more often not.
I do not think the moose's antlers will be used to actually puncture the deinonychus, I think they will be used more as a deterrent to prevent the deinonychus from lashing at the moose's body. However I could picture the moose with that massive size advantage ragdolling the deinonychus with its antlers. 

Ultimately I think the moose can edge this one out, but it will not win by a landslide.

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