As most of you know, I have spent much of the month of April "running back to Saskatoon."* I have been between Regina and Saskatoon (or North Battleford via Saskatoon) so many times, I don't even have to watch the road any more. I just set cruise control and the car gets me there itself.
One of the things I did notice, was a change in the signs along the highway. Normally, one would see a Deer Crossing sign placed strategically along the road. By strategically, of course, I mean the first sign says "Deer Crossing next 10km" and then 10 km down the road, another sign saying "Deer Crossing next 8km". Rinse, repeat all the way to the North Pole.
This time however, there were no deer crossing signs. There were MOOSE crossing signs. Every place where I had once been on the look out for errant deer to jump out in front of me, I now needed to be aware of moose instead.
I've got to say. In all my years, I have seen many, many deer on the side of the road -- alive and dead. I have never, ever, never seen a moose.
Now I know moose do exist in our fair province because I have friends who go hunting them. You know where they go to hunt them? The woods. None of them go to the side of the road and wait to capture a moose.
So, maybe the government knows something that we don't know, and the moose are planning to take over?
If that's the case, I'm totally siding with the moose. Those things are huge!
*How much do I love The Guess Who?