So, last night I had my first mutual activity with the youth in our ward. We went up to a cabin in the Albian Basin. I went up about an hour after the rest of the group because I stopped by Kennedy's birthday party. I had to park in a little dirt lot and walk up to where the cabin and my group was. I didn't know exactly where the cabin was but I thought I'd be able to figure it out. I ended up walking too far and turning off the main road onto a smaller dirt road. I knew I was lost so I tried to call someone in my group. My phone service wasn't great so my call was getting cut up. The call was ended when I lost service. I started to walk toward the main road because I knew they were going to come look for me. I looked up and about 50 feet in front of me I saw what I thought was a huge bear. What I was seeing was this:
I about peed my pants. Once I realized it wasn't a bear I felt a little better for about a split second, then I thought, "Holy crap, that's a bull moose! It can kill me just as easily as a bear!" I was terrified. It was about 100 feet in front of the road I needed to get to. I was definitely NOT going to cross that huge sucker so I just sat there waiting for it to move. That's when I pulled out my camera. I was so stupid and didn't realize my camera was going to flash, and flash it did! The moose turned to look at me as soon as my flash went off. I was ready to run. Luckily it didn't seem to mind my presence. I still wasn't going to move an inch closer to that thing so I just waited. About 5 minutes later it crossed the street I needed to go to. About 5 minutes after that my search party located me and I met up with the rest of our group.