Antlers At Vail's Latest Accessory: A Real Live Moose On The Loose
A moose. On the loose. At a hotel called Antlers. Could this story get any better? Yes, actually, it can. It was a baby moose.
In news that surpasses even Norman the Scooter Dog in cuteness, a baby moose stumbled into the lobby of the Antlers at Vail hotel in, of course, Vail. According to a Colorado Parks & Wildlife spokesman (via CBS Denver), its mother probably abandoned it, then “humans chased it around town and it went into the hotel”. That’s a sad theory though. We prefer to think of it as a prodigiously gifted calf that read the word “antlers” and thought entering the hotel would be some kind of moose rite of passage.
According to the hotel’s Katie Nelson, having escaped from horrible children who were chasing it outside, the baby moose (mooselet?) lay on the lobby floor for 10-20 minutes – so long because the staff initially took it for a dog at this pet-friendly hotel.
The calf, which is thought to be a week old, was taken to a rehab center by Colorado Parks & Wildlife. Here’s the sad part, though: because it’s now had human contact, it’s unlikely to ever be released back into the wild. On the plus side, what an awesome mascot it would make for the Antlers Hotel.
Either way, here’s hoping that if the kids were hotel guests, they were 86ed from the hotel.
[Photo: Katie Nelson/Antlers Hotel/CBS Denver]