posted on Feb, 5 2011 @ 11:40 PM
This isn't exactly cryptozoology, but I can't find a better place for it. Mods, if this is too misplaced, please move it. Anyways, on to the actual
Moose aren't native to Newfoundland. However, in 1878 and 1904, some geniuses decided that we could use some huge, useless animals to run cars into.
And so, a total of three breeding pairs were brought across from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick (how they caught them is another story entirely). From
those six animals, an estimated population of between 100,000-150,000 of the things now thrives all across the island. How? Genetically speaking, they
should have died off from genetic disease long ago. The population is so inbred it could almost be called a separate subspecies. Most isolated
populations like this die or mutate within a few generations. What's keeping the moose from doing the same?