When I was a kid, there was nothing that would make me stop being a menace and strike the fear of God in my eyes than when my mom would raise her voice.
Seriously, I was fully convinced as a kid that whenever my mom raised her voice, it would cause a small earthquake.
Needless to say, this is an effective way for moms to lay down the law with their kids. However, little did I know that the “mom voice” can work on MASSIVE creatures as well…
Just like this moose.
This wild scene went down in Anchorage, Alaska, when Catherine Diehl-Robbins, a nature photographer, noticed that their Yorkshire terrier named Pixel was being chased across the yard by a moose.
In an interview with WLBT 3,Diehl-Robbins recalled the moment she discovered Pixel was being chased by the moose:
“Then I hear her barking, like really serious barking.”
That’s when she realized her most effective way to get the moose to leave Pixel alone was by using her terrifying “mom voice:”
“The moose took off after Pixel, so that’s when I started yelling at the moose, ‘Hey, hey, hey!’…
That’s when I got the mom-voice, the husband-voice, the retired law-enforcement voice, full artillery lethal weapon here.
Next thing I know, the moose stops. The dog is gone, and like, ‘Oh, all is well.’ That worked and I used my mom-voice.”
Diehl-Robbins was surprised herself when she realized it worked:
“He did take a forward swipe at Pixel, but Pixel’s already moved off.
I was surprised the moose stopped, like, ‘Whoa.'”
In the video, you can see the moose come to a screeching halt, as if it was saying:
“Sorry ma’am. Won’t happen again.”
Maybe Diehl-Robbins needs to pursue a career in moose whispering.
The good ole "mom voice" can be frightening when you're the one being scolded – but it came in handy when it came to saving Pixel the pup from a moose. A woman successfully used hers to scare off the large animal that was chasing after her Yorkie. https://t.co/wW9BlO5yBspic.twitter.com/zUJTDCOxQO