A Moose Will Change the Subject

… Because I’m sick of talking about being pregnant.

(Going on 4 days now. In case you were wondering.)

You guys. You should see me. I am such an Alaskan! I’m like nature woman!

On our walk Saturday we saw some lovely huge moose, and I just walked past them like it ain’t no thing. These pictures were taken with my cell phone, so not the best quality, but you can see exactly how close I was. No zooming in here!

Just like I told you…. sort of like a dog, but bigger!

Here is a path we walked on. That person ahead is not me, but thanks for thinking I’m that skinny.  So we were walking on this path and we spotted these two moose. (How do you say moose plural? Do you?)  (Oh and one moose is way up ahead- not sure if you can tell from your seat.) So everyone is stopping to take pictures and make sure the moose are happy and I’m just like Alright people! Out of my way! I’ve got a baby to get out… it’s just a moose!!

I also got this one with my phone. Plus 47 points for you if you can see the outline of the moose here!

Pop Quiz:

1. What does a moose do when it gets angry and is about to charge you?
2. If a moose looks angry and is about to charge you, what should you do?
3. True or False: Is it okay to have your leashed dogs around wild moose?
4. True or False: Moose are at the zoo and in your backyard. (Makes a lot of sense, right zoo keepers?)
5. True or False: Moose are ugly

Bonus Question:

1. You think people that live in Alaska and go on walks with moose are freaks. True or False?

Published by Samantha Mellen

Certified personal trainer & health coach helping women transform their lives through fitness, abundant mindset coaching and internal peace. Mom of two boys, living life in Alaska.

9 thoughts on “A Moose Will Change the Subject

  1. I just read the “If you give a moose a muffin” book tonight 🙂 That last picture is a trip – I felt like I was really looking into the sun!

  2. Oooo, ooo, quiz time! I am such a huge nerd that I have to play.

    1. Angry moosey lays it's ears back and raises it's hackles. Back away! Hide behind a tree!
    2. Back away! Hide behind a tree!
    3. Moosers hate doggies. Keep your leashed dog at a safe distance and never let them harass a moose.
    4. Yeah, I don't get the zoo appeal for mooses, but I guess? Maybe for tourists? 'Cause, you know, when I think HOT TOURIST LOCALE, I think “OMG ALASKA, GUYS!” (Actually, I have some friends who vacation in Alaska and are planning to retire there in several years.)
    5. FALSE. Moosey is cute!

    Bonus: Hah, false! It might take me awhile to get used to it, but if there's enough room to keep your distance, I'm sure you're fine. We get coyotes sometimes on our walking path out here and I just keep a safe distance and make sure to keep my dogs VERY close (and my cats don't go outdoors at all).

  3. Pop Quiz:

    1. They do that? Hmm I guess it probably snorts a lot. But I imagine you'd have to be pretty stupid or unlucky to piss one off.

    2. I guess you walk away, like from any other savage beast!

    3. Sure so you can yank them back if they bark.

    4. No, they are stupid, like having deer in the zoos in the midwest.

    5. False. I think they are pretty!

    Bonus Question:

    1. Fale, it would be awesome!
    And I think the moose in the photo is between the round clump of weeds and the sun, 2 bumps sticking up are it's 'withers' and 'butt'. Do I get my 47 pts? and what are the points for anyway?

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