When a grandaughter and her family moved to Anchorage, I learned that you need to be on your toes while driving downtown in the event a moose shows up on the street.
Moose can weigh more than a thousand pounds and stand tall enough to pose a deadly danger to anyone riding in the front seat of most passenger cars that strike these critters head-on.
No wonder they are given the right-of-way on streets in Anchorage and in other areas of the Northland. And I wouldn’t want to argue with a moose who invades my yard and garden in search for a blueberry or some other goodie.
The elk is considered a member of the deer family. The males grow antlers, and these furry-looking animals wade in lakes and munch on yummies that grow in and around water. Many people rely on these animals for meat. I’ll stick with hamburgers, however, because you don’t have to skin them, and they’re served with French fries.
Which reminds me of a moose joke that I heard years ago:
The director of a zoo in mainland U.S.A. decided to order two of the animals from a supplier in Alaska.
While writing the order, the zoo director realized that he didn’t know the plural form of moose.
So he wrote: “Please send us a moose, and while you’re at it, send us a second one.”