Hello, boss? I, uh, won’t be able to make it to work…

“See, there was a moose born on my front lawn and the mom won’t let me out of the house. No. Really.”

Baby Moose 12 Hours Old -Born in the middle of downtown Naubinway, Michigan

Here’s the accounting from the person taking the pics:

In my 33 years in Michigan ‘s Upper Peninsula , I have never seen a new-born baby moose. This one was not even a half mile from our house. The mother picked a small, quiet neighborhood, and had her baby in a front yard just off of US 2, at 5:30 am.

Allen and I were out bike riding when we came upon the pair. The lady across the street from this house told us she saw it being born. We saw them at 5:30 PM. So the little one was 12 hours old. What an awesome place we live in to see such a sight.


Can we have a collective “Awwwww”? Since I live in S. California, the most exotic thing I’ve seen born on my lawn is a black widow sac. And it wasn’t actually my lawn, but my garage door hinge. For one as deathly afraid of spiders as I am, the sight of hundreds of baby black widows sent me into survival mode – I ran into the house screeching like a banshee that we were being invaded. Hubby ran for the air gun that shoots out bb’s the size of dust mit. Yessereee, I’m one protected lady.

I’d much rather see a moose.

*thanks, Jim Misko, for sending this! I hope we get to see some of their cousins at the Alaska Writer’s Conference in Sept.

4 Responses to Hello, boss? I, uh, won’t be able to make it to work…

  1. Awwwww!!!

    The most exotic critter I’ve seen in my yard was a 6′ snake. I sprayed him with water (I was trying to water my wilting plants), and he chased me. Plants continued to droop until snake decided to leave.

  2. Alexandra says:

    I let out the most girly “awwwwwwwwwww!” before I even saw that you asked for a collective awww. Consider it done.

  3. NinjaFingers says:

    That is so adorable!

    On the other hand, I am not sure I’d want to be that close…moose cows have been known to kill people who get too close to their calves.

  4. Pelotard says:

    You’re joking, Ms. Price, but I’ve once been holed up in a log cabin for an hour with Ms. Moose and her twins outside. They normally run when seeing a human, especially one with a fishing rod (when humans carry sticks they go bang and poke holes in moose), but NinjaFingers is – haha – dead right. They’re freakin’ huge, and I’d rather tick off the Query Shark than Ms. Moose…

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