Claim: Photograph shows a moose poking its snout into a McDonald’s drive-through window in Madawaska, Maine.
REAL PHOTOGRAPH; INACCURATE DESCRIPTION
Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2005]
PHOTOGRAPHED OUTSIDE MADAWASKA, (AROOSTOOK COUNTY), MAINE,
ACROSS THE ST. JOHN RIVER FROM EDMUNSTON, NEW BRUNSWICK, CANADA
Origins: The town of Madawaska, Maine, has at least one McDonald’s restaurant, and moose are known to inhabit the area, but the critter pictured above poking his snout into a drive-through window actually hails from an area
several thousand miles away.
This photograph appeared in the 2004 pictorial wildlife book
Coincidentally, Homer, Alaska, was the setting for a series of McDonald’s commercials aired in conjunction with the 1990 Super Bowl, based on the conceit that folks so far away from the rest of us couldn’t care less who won a
Last updated: 9 May 2015
Brown, Tricia. Moose Views. Portland, OR: Alaska Northwest Books, 2004. ISBN 0-882-40587-X (pp. 12-13).