Friday, September 24, 2010

Dumb Way to Die

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.

1 comment:

Shawn said...

Their eyesight is horrible. He probably only had a vague impression of something moving.

I once was really close to one, while hiking, I took a step and he looked in my direction. I stood still and I don't think he ever saw me again though he was looking right at me.

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