Scott Simon of National Public Radio’s “Weekend Edition” seems to have a thing for moose. On Saturday morning’s broadcast, he interviewed a man who was attacked by a moose in the woods of Western Massachusetts.
It was amusing enough to hear how the man, who had undergone two hip replacements, was able to dart among the trees where the moose had trouble maneuvering with a full rack of antlers. If you didn’t hear the interview, you should probably play it now by clicking the start arrow in the box at right.
What struck me as especially funny was that the man had only
been attacked one other time in his life. I was thinking it was
probably some kind of bird or possibly a more dangerous animal,
such as a bear. But no, his only similar encounter was with a
flying squirrel. It took little prompting to get the logger to do a
pretty good impression of Natasha from the cartoon “Rocky and