Morty the Moose - Alaskan moose that wandered across
the opening credits of the quirky rural drama NORTHERN
The scenes of Morty walking leisurely about town
were accomplished by fencing in the whole town of Rosyln (where the show
was filmed) and letting Morty saunter freely through the
streets-occasionally luring him around with bananas and willow leaves.
Morty, originally found at Washington State University, was trained by
veteran animal handler, Anne Gordon. For a days work, Morty reportedly
received a cool $5,000. Morty's girlfriend was Minnie the Moose.
Reportedly, Joshua Brand, co-producer of the show kept a pint-size wooden
version of Morty on the bookshelf of his Santa Monica office.
In 1994, Morty the Moose died at the age of 6 of an illness linked to cobalt and
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