Monday, August 4, 2008

Old Man and the Moose . . .


Or Momma's don't let your babies grow up to mess with baby moosies . . .because when you get out of your car at in the parking lot of the Snowbird ski resort, and there's a pond and a momma moose and a baby moose, what do you do? The all american red blooded thing! Try and get as close as you can without making the moose charge you . . . Hint: You know you've gotten close enough when your wife sounds like that snake from the Harry Potter movie . . . "geeeeeeet baaaaack heeeeeeere noooooooooow!"

You can't tell, but I'm literally 200 feet from the main building, in a very un-foresty type area of the resort. But I guess they wanted some rest and relaxation too . . .

2 comments:

Rock Bottom Bruce said...

when we lived in Anchorage it was not unusual for a momma moose and her baby to be walking down the streets of the neighborhood, and usually through our side yard on the way across the river and into the neighboring woods.

The radio stations would also make "moose warning" anouncements, with the requisite "do not approach.. the mothers are very protective of their young". The warnings usually occurred 2 or 3 times a year... the walk to school could be interesting wondering "what street did they say it was on???"

TexasPatrick said...

Sounds like an ABC afternoon special: Bruce and the Moose . . .