Photo From a Moose Hunting Trip That Went Wrong-Fiction!

Summary of eRumor:

This is a photograph of a hunter tied to the top of a pickup truck with what appears to be three moose celebrating inside the cab after a good day of hunting.

The Truth:

This photograph is an obvious but clever and humorous digital manipulation.   Surprisingly, we have gotten a lot of inquiries as to whether or not it was real.

A close examination of the photograph revealed that the moose head on the left was pasted into the photo but no  body was visible from beyond the base of its neck.   Also, the shadows below the heads are not at the same angle.   The shadow just below the moose head on the right is angled toward the left and the shadow below the moose head on the left is pointing toward the right.  The angles of all three shadows should be the same.

A moose normally stands six to seven feet and it is doubtful that one moose would fit inside such a vehicle. It is highly unlikely that three creatures of this size would fit in the cab this truck.

updated 12/15/11

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