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There was Something Big Outside my Tent
Submitted by Tiffany on 12 September, 2010 - 23:18
I woke up early yesterday morning on the west coast of Newfoundland near to the town of Cow Head. Something had woken me and I couldn't work out what it was. Then I heard it again, it was something big and it didn't sound human as there was a clumsiness to it.
I lay there thinking through my options, which, to be honest were somewhat limited. I had left the tyre levers on Thelma for the night so had no handy weapons, but I did have my bike helmet in the tent with me so I'd at least be abe to protect my head. Eventually I decided to look outside, hoping it wouldn't be a bear. To my intense relief there was a huge moose standing next to Thelma, eating whatever moose eat.
By the time I'd dived back inside to grab my camera (and remove my helmet), the moose had moved away but was still within picture shooting distance, and obligingly stood there for a short time before ambling away.