Anchorage AK January 10 2019
Security officers in Alaska’s largest city had an unusual trespasser to deal with at a city hospital.
So stop me if you’ve heard this one…a Moose walks into a hospital for a quick snack……….
Well at the Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage, the moose sure did show up and ate some plants before he wanders back outside through a motion-activated door.
Doctors, staff and patients got the surprise of a lifetime when the large moose wandered inside for his quick snack.
Video footage captured Monday by a worker at Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage shows the moose poking around some greenery near an entrance before it starts gazing in the camera’s direction.
“Didn’t think we’d have a pet moose,” Stephanie Hupton, who works in billing at a physical therapy office inside the hospital and captured the footage, told the Associated Press.
She told KTUU that she started recording after a patient mentioned to security officers that there was a moose loose in the lobby.
“She was just going about her business, having a morning snack,” Hupton said.
A hospital spokeswoman said the moose gained entry into the building after an automatic door got stuck open due to the extreme cold in Anchorage, where temperatures hovered around zero degrees on Monday.
Kjerstin Lastufka told the AP the plant greenery that attracted the large animal was visible from the outside and likely appeared inviting to the moose. She said the moose ended up eating some of the plants before leaving the building after about 10 minutes inside the warm building.