Over the past year, Norway and Canada have battled to have the tallest elk statue in the world. The “moose war” was over possibly viral and has been featured in a number of international media outlets.
The ten meter high “Storelgen” on National Road 3 in the municipality of Stor-Elvdal turned out to be 30 centimeters taller than Mac the Moose in Moose Jaw in Canada.
But the Canadians were on the trail of the Moose War, and the site Things reports that Mac has new woods.
– The antlers adapt perfectly to the moose! It took us a month to get to the new size and make a shape. We have been doing this on and off since June. I didn’t calculate how many hours we spent, but there are a lot. It took longer than expected, says Rion White in a video interview with The Canadian Press.
He explains that they were excited to find out if the new woods, which he describes as “world record woods”, would be suitable for Mac.
– It’s about three times bigger than the previous one, so we wondered if it was too big. But when it came into place, I thought, “We did it! White continues.
And with the new headdress in place, Mac l’Orignal will once again be able to adorn himself with the title of largest elk in the world.
– Canadians will be allowed to sunbathe in glory
– Good that we helped them make an even bigger moose in CanadaStor-Elvdal Mayor Terje Hoffstad (Labour) was the immediate reaction when ABC News broke the news.
He says they had a good dialogue with the rival in the “war of elk”, and that Stor-Elvdal will not do anything immediately to “improve” the ten-meter-high Storelgen.
– We have come to an agreement where we accept that they have the biggest moose, but then they have to agree that we have the brightest and most beautiful, Hoffstad says and continues:
– Canadians will be able to sunbathe in glory for a few years, so we will see in the future if we want to do something to develop Storelgen.
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Stor-Elvdal marks Canada’s National Day
The mayor says the municipality will receive a visit from Canada next week, which is a sign that the battle ax is buried, so far.
– We will receive a visit on October 15 as part of Canada’s National Day. Moose Jaws marked May 17th, and we will have a celebration of their National Day here in Stor-Elvdal.
– If we continue to compete in the future, it will in any case be on a friendly level. Both parties are satisfied with the attention we are receiving, underlines the mayor.
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