How to Pet a Moose
When approaching a moose, you must never lunge as it might scare it away. Of course, it may also see you as threatening.
In the case of my moose encounter at Northwest Trek in Eatonville, Washington, I simply walked up to him, smiled, and looked him straight in the eye and told him that I was going to have my photograph taken with him. Then I pet him nicely on his face and scratched behind his ear. He was like putty in my hands.
You can see that he turned his head toward the left in order to show his best side. I was surprised he could be so vain, but I have to admit he is quite photogenic.
So, should you encounter a moose, remember to smile, and be nice before you reach out to see if he will allow you close enough to become a friend.
Disclaimer: If you should you encounter a living and breathing moose in the wild, DO NOT approach it under any circumstances.
Originally written and submitted by author on 20 July 2014 at Bubblews.
Image Credit » My own photo, taken by Shari, June 2014 Northwest Trek, Eatonville, WA, USA