02 February 2015

Pushing Your Luck

There are some things a person would be well-advised to avoid: spitting into the wind, tugging on Superman's cape ... and then there's this:

(early summer 2014)

Testing where a yearling's personal space begins. And Mama won't be too far away; you can trust me on this.

NOT a good idea.

And yeah ... he got away with it. But you couldn't have paid me to get that close to a thousand pounds of skittish bull moose.


ProudHillbilly said...

Seems to me I just read another blog about some woman who constantly hand-fed bears getting killed recently. Dear idjits - sometimes Darwin wins.

Rev. Paul said...

PH, after watching tourists and other recent arrivals in Alaska, I've become convinced that Darwin was a raging optimist.

David said...

During a trip to Yellowstone a few years back we say a bison strolling through the parking lot. As we headed indoors and watched some parents laugh as their span run up to the beast and slapped it on its rump.

I hoped those parents stopped breeding.

David said...


"Say" should have been "saw."

"Span" should have been "spawn."

Mobile screen bleh.

Rev. Paul said...

David, stupidity knows no bounds, it seems. Sadly, they're everywhere.

Cathy said...

" . . . Darwin was a raging optimist." :)

Truer words were never spoken!

I've heard of people trying to put their children on a bison's back for a picture.

Cathy said...

I just read David's account! True! True! Too True!

Rev. Paul said...

Thanks, Cathy, for both comments. David, take it from me: that's high praise. :)

Guffaw in AZ said...

What a MAROON!


Sandy said...

Rev. Paul,

People just don't use common sense.

threecollie said...

Ack! We looked for moose during our recent trip north. From the car, from the road, from afar!

Rev. Paul said...

Guffaw - I have to agree.

Sandy - no, they don't. "Common" sense is increasingly UNcommon.

threecollie - now THAT was wisdom.