23 October 2015

Moose on the Loose

in a grocery store in Wasilla (yes, that Wasilla, where Sarah Palin sometimes still resides):

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A young moose walked into the Carr's grocery store Thursday morning in Wasilla, munching on small pumpkins in the store's floral department before getting shooed out.

The male calf briefly stopped the morning commute on the Parks Highway as it strolled toward the store, triggering the automatic outside doors, said Joani Thompsen, who works nearby.

"The doors just opened up and he went right in," Thompsen said. "It probably smelled like breakfast to him."

A floral department employee told KTUU the moose munched on a gourd display before another employee shooed it back out the doors.

That's life in Alaska, folks. We share our community with a lot of large critters ... because they were here first, after all. :)


Guffaw in AZ said...

How many Wasilli are there?

I'm still trying to wrap my head around Unalaska, which sounds like the opposite of Alaska, akin to matter/antimatter!


Rev. Paul said...

Guffaw ... Wasilli? Only the one, we think. Re: Unalaska, you're trying to apply English-speaking rules to a place with an Aleut name. That'll learn ya!

Ed Bonderenka said...

Those animatronics look so real!

Old NFO said...

ROTF... Fun times in Alaska...

Chickenmom said...

Think a moose would be better to have wander in than a bear!

threecollie said...

Doncha wonder how a moose recognizes a pumpkin as food? Lol, after all they are not too common in the wild.

Rev. Paul said...

Ed - it's getting them to trot around the parking lot that's the tricky bit. :)

NFO - absolutely. Just give 'em their space.

Chickenmom - that happens, too, but not as often.

threecollie - I'm guessing it's the smell, rather than the shape.

Sandy said...

Rev. Paul,

I'm surprised the staff stood there blocking the door. A moose could cause physical damage to the human body.

Rev. Paul said...

Sandy, it was only a baby. We can get by with herding/shooing a calf, where Mama Moose would charge & stomp.