Mac the Moose considers stilettos or hat to reclaim world s tallest moose title
|CTVnews 21 Jan 2019 at 19:40|
A Norway towns deputy mayor has told the mayor of Moose Jaw, Sask., that she will do whatever is necessary to prevent Canada from reclaiming the title of having the worlds largest moose sculpture.
CTVNews.ca Staff with a report from CTVs Manitoba Bureau Chief Jill Macyshon
Published Monday, January 21, 2019 10:02PM EST
Days into an epic battle between Canada and Norway over which country boasts the worlds largest moose statue, one of the figures at the centre of the clash has weighed in on the drama: Mac the Moose.
At a Monday press conference, he granted permission to the people of Moose Jaw, Sask., to restore him to his former glory, adding that he was not ashamed of his size, in a speech that was read for him by Fraser Tolmie, the citys mayor.
This is not a size issue, this is a pride issue, Mac said through Tolmie.
For 31 years, Mac the Moose stood 10 metres tall over the prairie city as the worlds largest moose until he was dethroned in 2015 by the Norwegian Storelgen, who is just 30 centimetres taller.
In his speech, Mac the Moose offered a number of ideas to help him gain the upper hand on his Norwegian counterpart.
Id be proud to wear a Mountie Stetson and I wouldnt even mind being fitted for stilettos, he said.
Others have weighed in, too, suggesting that antlers would be the most obvious way to beat the record. But experts say that given Mac the Mooses age, its unclear whether he can structurally hold up. That will have to be determined in the spring.
Justin and Greg, popular social media personalities in Saskatchewan, have offered to help Mac the Moose regain his title and have started a GoFundMe page to raise money for the most appropriate solution.
In the meantime, Norway is already plotting on how to maintain its title.
Of course, we want to keep that record so well have to work out another plan in order to make our moose even bigger, said Linda Otnes Henriksen, the deputy mayor of Stor-Elvdal, Norway.