|Don't get me started. Let me first say that we did not see|
|any wild meese during our entire visit, even though we drove|
of miles through so-called "ideal moose habitat."
|All the brochures SHOUT at you: "4000 moose roam freely|
|all over the Kenai Peninsula....." -- my strained and aching|
|red eyes disagree with that statement. Perhaps the mooses|
all on strike the week we were there.
|Even though the second day we were there, the Anchorage|
|paper printed, on the front page, a picture of a cow moose|
|and her TWIN calves in a back yard in South Anchorage.|
|Even though my web partner taunted me daily with his|
|'moose sightings' on his way to & from Anchorage to visit|
|us. Even though two days after I got home, my partner sent|
|via e-mail two pictures (below) of yet another cow &|
|calf in Anchorage, taken by respected Alaskan|
|The only meese WE saw on our whole trip were inside a|
|corral at Big Game Alaska, eating breakfast from inside a|
|I say the notion of moose in Alaska is all a publicity stunt,|
|dreamed up by the Alaskan Tourism Bureau, to lure us|
|greenhorn tourists there and make us spend more of our|
hard earned dollars there, buying moose souvenirs to take
|home, since we have no memories or photographs of|
to take home with us.
|I truly believe that the awesome pictures of moose that|
|end up on the front pages of Alaskan papers & in magazines|
|are somewhat staged. The 'stars' of the pics, the mooses,|
|are hired in from Canada, where I believe they really DO|
have meese, if only because I haven't been to Canada
haven't NOT seen any mooses there.
|Alaskan mooses, (if there really ARE such things,) had|
of opportunities to show themselves....they did NOT.
|I also believe that the three mooses we saw at Big Game|
|Alaska, eating hay out of that horse trailer, were unlucky|
|Canadian National Mooses. In trying to escape Canada,|
|they were captured and imprisoned in Alaska. I swear I|
see the maple leaf branded on their a...err, hip.
Further, I believe that the numerous piles of so-called
|'moose poop' are shipped in FROM Canada, and conveniently|
|dropped by the cupfuls, ok, the bucketfuls, at all the many|
|tourist attractions and road-side turnouts. The fact that|
|the piles happen to be in close proximity to broken|
|branches, mipped-off greenery, and huge patches where the|
|grass is flattened is a mere coincidence. It merely shows|
|what some talented people will do to encourage the tourist|
| trade in some
|On the plus side, Alaskan tourist shops DO have some|
|awesome moose souvenirs......caps, shirts, magnets, a|
|moose t...err, pellet in a jar, mooses on ivory, mooses on|
|postcards, stuffed mooses, mooses EVERYWHERE but where|
could see them -- naturally in the wild.......laughing.
...The little one is LAFFIN' at me.......GRRRRRrrr.......
us on our journey !
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