A Moose Wanders Into Movie Theater, Enjoys Popcorn


| LAST UPDATE 04/25/2023

By Arianna Morgan
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What happens when a moose wanders into a movie theater? Sounds like the beginning of a joke, right? Well, jokes on you because it actually happened! That's right, a loose moose found its way into a movie theater in Kenai, Alaska, and decided to take a look around. Let's take a closer look.

Part of the excitement of going to see a movie is the peace and quiet of being in a movie theater. But that experience can quickly be altered if a wild animal wanders into the theater-and this week; that's exactly what happened. Workers at a movie theater in Alaska captured photos and videos of the animal crashing the party and enjoying some standard movie snacks.

Moose In Movie Theater In Alaska
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The footage captured the wild animal rummaging around the trash, eating popcorn, and even getting a McDonald's Happy Meal box stuck over its head. Ba da ba ba bah, the moose is lovin' it! One employee captured the video of the moose entering the building as they called over for the manager to come and see what was going on! Manager Ricky Black later told the Alaska Daily News, "She was behind the counter. She wasn't in immediate danger from the moose." Well, that's comforting. The movie theater employees began shouting at the moose and making noises until it found its way out (with a Happy Meal box on its snout). According to wildlife biologist Nick Fowler, he isn't certain if a "Happy Meal is good for a moose or not." Adding, "I can confidently say that it's not in its natural diet." Yeah, that sounds about right.

Speaking of wild animals on the loose, the moose wasn't the only animal this week to be MIA. According to Toronto Animal Services, a raccoon was spotted wandering the aisles of a local supermarket. One shopper who saw the animal called the situation "quite the novelty" to CP24.com. TAS immediately put out a warning not to touch, approach or feed the animal but also informed that it is not unusual to find these animals wandering around as there is currently an outbreak of raccoons in the area at the moment. Stay tuned for more wild animal updates…

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