Do you ever find yourself in awe of where you travel to, without physically moving, when you wander off to various paths in search of a question on the intertubz?
In trying to come up with some brilliant, original, mind blowing, spectacle of an overnight type diary I started pondering whether moose are nocturnal creatures.
An hour later I had learned a LOT about the animal and how much effort has been put into learning about them, too. Let’s not talk about what I should have been doing with that hour, I’ll just say I’m glad the friend I was almost an hour late to pick up for a dinner event we were going to doesn’t read MM…….
I learned that they walk upwind before picking a place to sleep, standing up, to deter their predators. Traveling the Al-Can four years agao I saw a lot of moose, way too up close and personal, so it surprises the hell out of me that they have any predators.
In all my googlmandering(meandering aimlessly around the internet while googling..insert the TM sign there since I just invented that!) I never did come up with a definitive answer about the nocturnal question, but I did find an answer I liked:
Best answer was: “Generally not long, they keep moving to stay away from Sarah Palin.”
Hopefully it’s late enough when I finally post this that a few of you get a chuckle.
This has been a busy weekend so tonight’s posting isn’t anything like I’d hoped it might be, a work in progress as they say.
A few breaking stories from the last few hours:
Kathleen Wynne has won her battle for Ontario, becoming the province’s first female premier and the new leader of the Liberal Party.
Wynne grinned and cheered as she heard the results, which were read out at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday on the floor of the Ontario Liberal Leadership Convention.
The Don Valley West MPP beat runner-up Sandra Pupatello by winning more than 50 per cent of the vote.
The United Nations launched an inquiry on Thursday into the use of unmanned drones in counter-terrorism operations in the Palestinian territories among other places, after criticism of the number of innocent civilians killed by the aircraft.
The inquiry, announced in London, will investigate 25 drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Afghanistan and the Palestinian territories.
A nonfunctional missile launcher was among the weapons that showed up Saturday at a gun buyback event in Seattle.
The military weapon was a single-use device that had already been used, SeattlePI.com reported Police say a man who was at the event bought the surface-to-air missile launcher for $100. It was confiscated by police, and they replaced the weapon with a gift card.
The gun buyback in a parking lot in downtown Seattle was scheduled to go from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., but ended early because of the large crowd. Police say that after two hours, more than 160 guns had been turned in and $35,000 in gift cards had been distributed. Other buybacks are planned for later this year.
Rescuers assisted at least 50 hikers in Bear Canyon after they were stranded Saturday night because of floodwaters.
All missing hikers were safe and accounted for around 8:30 p.m., Pima County Sheriff Tom Peine said, ending a six-hour ordeal. The first call to 9-1-1 came at 2:18 p.m. Saturday.
An Arizona Department of Public Safety helicopter carried six hikers out of the popular destination east of Tucson.
Some were located by sheriff’s deputies, and others walked out by themselves.
Authorities are investigating after a woman in San Bernardino County allegedly struck her fiance with a car. The California Highway Patrol said both were naked at the time of the Thursday incident.
CHP officials told KTLA News that the couple were in the parked car on Phelan Road in Phelan when Alberto Giovanni Bravo got out and walked in front of the vehicle. For reasons that are not clear, the woman, identified as 22-year-old Hesperia woman, got behind the wheel and ran into him.
Bravo was thrown onto the hood of the car and then tossed to the ground as the vehicle preceded to cross the road and run into a chain-link fence and some trees before coming to a stop.