the dogs barked noisily at an approaching visitor.
not seeing anybody immediately at the door, i opened it to step outside.
a 12 foot monster stood less than two body lengths from me.
heart pounding, i took a sharp breath and forced an exhale. it stomped, looked at me with a sideways glance, and blew an angry mouthful of air at the ground.
i stepped back inside, remembering a piece of advice I once received: “stay the hell out of the way of a moose”.
a good idea. i’ll just snap a picture through the window.
“this,” i thought to myself with a grin, “this is alaska.”
Stay safe, and be good to each other.