Moose Walks Into A Movie Theater, Snacks On Some Popcorn And A Happy Meal In Alaska


I guess everybody really wants to see that new Super Mario Brothers movie right now.

Cameras captured the wild moment that a moose walked into a movie theater in Kenai, Alaska, clearly catching the poor young girl behind the counter off guard as she recorded the wild scene on her cell phone.

The young moose wandered in (without buying a ticket, because who can afford that these days) and quickly turned his attention to the popcorn and then digging through the trash, finding a Happy Meal box and getting it stuck on his snout.

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The moose eventually made his way out of the theater, Happy Meal box still on his head, as the employees kept their distance and tried to figure out the best way to get the creature back outside.

According to the Anchorage Daily News, theater manager Ricky Black was upstairs when his employee called him for help, and came downstairs to see the unusual – and amusing – scene:

“She was behind the counter. She wasn’t in immediate danger from the moose. And she’s like, ‘Stop laughing. This is serious.’”

Nick Fowler, a wildlife biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, said that the moose was likely attracted to the theater by the same thing that attracts humans as we walk by: The smell of fresh popcorn.

“It definitely could smell that popcorn. It’s just a very common reaction for anybody or anything that comes into the theaters.”

Yet Fowler said while the moose didn’t appear to be aggressive, it’s important not to assume that the animal was safe to approach:

“You can get injured by by any wildlife. And it’s important not to assume that a younger animal that maybe is displaying what someone decides is not aggressive behavior isn’t going to be involved in a negative human wildlife interaction.”

Alaska is wild, man…

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock