Picture the scene: you’ve just been shopping with your family when, on the way back to the car, you see something extraordinary in the parking lot. Yes, a moose – an actual, fully grown moose – is sitting right next to your vehicle. Needless to say, it would be spectacular to see such a majestic animal up close. Amazingly, though, this actually happened to shoppers in summer 2016.
It was in June of that year that visitors to an Alaskan shopping mall witnessed this incredible sight – and certainly it’s one that very few of us will ever get the chance to experience. But even more curious was the fact that the unexpected show occurred at a Lowe’s parking lot in Anchorage.
Of course, the star of the show was a wild moose – although on its own this wouldn’t be so unusual. After all, Anchorage is home to roughly 1,500 moose, and often they wander through the gardens and parks of the city.