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Moose in love are gentle, slightly dopey beasts: The one that fell for a cow in northern New Hampshire mooned quietly while newspaper photographers and TV-news crews documented his unrequited affection. Moose in lust, however, are another matter: When fighting over potential mates, they crash antlers with a crazed ferocity that’s almost human. R. Terry Bowyer is a wildlife ecology professor at the University of Alaska, and he’s seen plenty of the latter behavior. His lecture, “The Mighty Moose,” will employ slides and video to convey the crunching potential of these herbivores, which top out around 1,500 pounds. At 6 p.m. at the National Museum of Natural History’s Baird Auditorium, 10th & Constitution Ave. NW. $12. (202) 357-3030. (MJ)

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