When I was in high school, I was super into star-gazing. So much so that one night in the car, I had my head out the window and was marveling at how black the sky was and how bright the stars were. The trouble was, I was driving. I had all my passengers looking at the stars too. Suddenly my friend said, "M...MMM...Mooo...MOOOOSE!!!", and slapped me on the shoulder. In front of our car, not 20 feet away was a moose, standing broadside, looking at us. The photo above is not my own, but illustrates just how big these things are. I pulled my head back in the car, yanked the wheel and we went around the beast into the ditch and then got back on the road. When I looked back the stupid thing hadn't even blinked. It would have killed us. Killed us.
Thank goodness somebody happened to glance at the road.