STORY BY STEVE FISHER Forever battling the beaver for ‘ quintessential Canadian animal’ status is the Moose. From coast to coast, moose live just about everywhere in Canada south of the arctic tundra. Bulls ( Male moose) are mostly known for their massive size and their impressive antlers. A mature moose can stand seven feet tall at the shoulder, measure roughly ten feet long and weigh between 700- 1500 lbs. Their antlers are more rounded in shape than a deer or elk, and are grown each spring and shed during the winter. Incredibly, it takes just 3- 5 months for their antlers to grow to full size. While it’s fair for anyone to expect a black bear sighting in Whistler during the summer, the moose aren’t quite so neighbourly. They are definitely rare, but not unheard of … Just this spring, several sightings of a moose strolling near the Fitzsimmons Creek were reported, and a few lucky local photographers have their shots as proof!