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Five-year-old boy wins Alaska Zoo's moose-calling contest

September 14, 2010 |  7:14 pm

ANCHORAGE — For 5-year-old Andrew Polasky, being loud has paid off.

Andrew was the winner of this weekend's moose-calling contest at the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage.

He lives with his parents, Janessa and Ray, on Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage. He really hasn't been around moose that much, even though they're ever-present in Alaska's largest city. Instead, he's more used to deer from his native Wisconsin.

So what's his secret for winning a moose-calling contest?

His mom says he just likes making a lot of noise, and, she says, "He's good at it."

For his efforts, Andrew won a calendar, a $25 gift certificate to an Anchorage restaurant -- the Moose's Tooth, of course -- and a moose cutout to hang on his wall.

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-- Associated Press

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