Sunday, May 16, 2010

The Wild { Wild } West!

Have you ever chased a moose with your camera? Huh Huh???? Have ya????

"why yes I have, thank you"

Here in the Wild Wild West we got us some critters. They roam all over the prairie! In the rugged mountains!

And apparently in my neighborhood.

I was ready for church this morning and looked out the window in the back yard and what should be lumbering down the alley but a moose!!!
I had my wits about me enough to grab my camera and tear out the back door.
My hubby wasn't sure what to think.
"It's a moose" I holler! (cuz here in the Wild West we holler.) I didn't stop long enough to put my zoom lens on. Wish I had!

She's down at the alley about to turn left.
(that awesome vehicle parked in the alley is the most reliable vehicle alive! 1983 Ford Bronco. Funnest thing to drive there is!)
Well, you can just call me she-who-chases-moose-with-camera-in-her-fist.
She headed to the front yard so I go through the house ready for some more photo shots! my hubby tells me not to approach the animal....AS IF! (I'm not that redunkulous! It's not that I'm afraid of the moose attack, but if I got hurt I would end up in the Emergency Room and I'm afraid my co-workers would mock me)
So she lumbers across the street.
Much to my dismay there is a police car and a Fish and Game truck.
They were just following her.
I think they were afraid to shoot her in front of the children. (We all watch Napoleon Dynamite in the Wild West ya know and I'm sure they wouldn't want to repeat that one scene....bad PR)

She's just amblin' along....

Not to be rude or anything but they are UGLY!
Their face is truly pitiful.

In fact, I think I'd be safe to say that they look the same if you're lookin' at the front of them as the back of 'em. Ugly I'm tellin' ya!
She then went into my neighbors back yard and I didn't chase her back there....somethin' about the Fish and Game officer pointing his tranquilizer dart at me....sheesh fella chill!
But I'm curious to know if my neighbor ended up with some moose poop in her yard.

So now I shall be known far and wide as the person who chases ugly critters!

No, not HIM sillies!
I stuck his picture here cause it is his birthday! "Happy Birthday Howie!!!!" I wish you weren't on a plane for Canada!!!!
"Hope you enjoy getting older!"
You look the same as you did when I married you.
Gray haired and no wrinkles!
You still have gray hair and no wrinkles. Lucky!

I love you and miss you! PS you have some treats I stashed in your luggage....I hope you make it through security!

23 comments:

Julie Harward said...

How fun and funny! That must have been the talk in RS today! I was out walking one morning and walked right into one..4 feet from me..my dog came right to my side and pushed me on..or I would have stood there in shock and wet my pants!!! :D

Scrappy Girl said...

Hahaha I can just see you out chasing that moose with your camera...wonder if the guys in the van took your photo chasing the moose...lol.

btw...that is so awesome...this east coaster would pee her capris if she saw a moose in her neighborhood.

Just Breathe said...

I am sure I would have followed him too! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO HOWIE!

Kristina P. said...

Oh, wow! I think I might have been too freaked out that it would charge me, to chase it.

M-Cat said...

I kind like mousse.

OHHHHH you meant MOOSE.

I still think he was kinda cute!

gigi said...

I just can not tell you how proud I am of you to as you put it, have your wits about you to grab your camera! Wow! And you chased it all over just to get the great shot! You go girl!!! I'm coming to the Wild, Wild west and I AM GOING TO KEEP MY CAMERA IN HAND, you know, just incase I see a moose or a cowboy or an Indian or a cactus or a tumbleweed or anything!!

Happy Birthday to your sweetheart. Sorry he is out of town but when he comes back oh, what a party you can have for him :)

I'm smiling.

Brenda said...

Way to go! I would grab my camera!
I get excited over deer at my dad's house in the wild wild west!
What fun! I agree, Moose are ugly!

Matt said...

correction, the Bronco is a 1984 and next time you are taking a picture near it I think you should try to get it center frame.

-Matt

Cherie said...

Serious???
I cannot even imagine a Moose there on your street that is crazy!! He must have come from Yellowstone missed the turn at the Geyser and kept on going!! Ha Ha

I guess you never know what you're going to see when you look out the window in the morning!

Garden of Egan said...

Sorry about getting the year wrong on YOUR former Bronco Matt! I fixed it!
Would you like me to make a portrait for you???>?

Mikki said...

pretty cool!
Happy Birthday to your sweetie! Sorry he couldn't be home with you.

Camille said...

They ARE ugly critters! And huge too. Glad you weren't known as "woman-chased-by-moose".

Happy Birthday to your hubby! I'm sure you'll celebrate once he returns :)

Queenie Jeannie said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby!

Wow, I don't know what I'd do if I woke up to a moose in my yard, lol! I think Bella would love it though!!!!

Yvonne said...

Wow--that is so fun. (And yeah, I agree, they are not the best lookin animal ; )

Happy Birthday to your hubby--hope it's treats made it through customs.

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

You go woman! Chase that thing down! And yes, they are kind of ugly.

Where I grew up in florida, we had deer, wild turkeys, bears, snakes and of course, alligators.

You don't get much more redneck than your mom taking pictures of your little sister trying to get a baby alligator out of your pond with nothing more that a little stick.

I hereby renounce all relation to them. :D

Oh, and happy birthday Howie!

Sherrie said...

That is Awesome! I would be doing the same, running around with my camera trying to get the perfect shot. After all it's not everyday a Moose wanders into your front yard. So Cool!

Life is good! said...

hey, there's a moose on your street! probably stopped by to wish howie a happy birthday!

Nezzy said...

Nope, can't say I've ever chased a moose. Now, other critters...that's a whole other story. Your too funny girl. A very happy birthday to your dear Howie!

Ya'll have a marvelously blessed day!!!

wendy said...

Nice photos of hubby ---WHAT treats did you put in his luggage?? just asking.
I put "treats" around for my hubs to find too -----we should "compare".

WHAT I thought I WAS THE ONLY ONE who had moose around and there you are with a moose in your backyard. Yeah, they are kinda ugly eh. But fun to watch.
I about bust a vein laughing about the Napoleon Dynamite reference. Oh, I love that show.
you are too funny Tauna!!!!!

so I need to go outside and see what wild life lurks,
maybe you and I can have a wild life contest.

I need to email you with my sister in law's family names that live there in the Rexburg area.

dang you're funny and a smart alik, I like that about you.

The American Homemaker said...

I once had a skunk in my driveway just feet away and before I even thought about getting sprayed I thought "Man, I wish I had my camera in my hand!" LOL I didn't wanna startle it by digging through my purse though, so I just stood very still and let him pass.

Happy Mom said...

It's so fun to see people who adore their spouses (and love to make their children gag!)

kado! said...

hahaha! You chased it thru the neighborhood?! You are a true blogger..never waste a photo opp!!!!

Happy b-day to your husband!!!

The Redhead Riter said...

That's funny especially since my nickname is Moose and I collect them. I actually think they are cute LOL LOL LOL