Spotting a moose in suburban Alaska isn’t out of the ordinary. But shoppers who were at Lowe’s Hardware in Anchorage on Tuesday morning got more than a few 2-by-4’s and deck boards – – they witnessed a moose giving birth in the parking lot.
One bystander said “Seeing the way she’s been acting — not so much angry, but you can tell she’s just kind of like a little scared and timid and doesn’t know what to think of everything, because everybody has been showing up around the area,” explaining the protective barrier that was put up by store staff. “It is exciting, it’s a new life, you know, so it’s very exciting, but at the other end, she needs her privacy.”
People watched the pair for hours, excited to see the newborn. One mother even seized the opportunity for a teaching moment for her two sons.