OK sometimes I admit I am afraid being alone on the road. Mornings are loneliest before the campers and RV’s caravan into the sunrise. In the early chill I stuff a large can of pepper spray in one pocket of my wind breaker. In the other I’m armed with a sonic signal device which is supposed to ward off wolves and other canine and I hope snakes. [Although that hasn’t been verified]
Now for Moose. These are big critters many with antlers as big as a sturdy kitchen chair. I always stop to marvel them, three or four times a day. Here is my safety routine â€“ if I am alert enough to see the Moose before she is actually beside me, I stop, wave my arms wildly, shake my bear bells vigorously and sing a few bars of “splish splash I was taken a bathâ€¦” So far the routine has been effective enough to send these beautiful beasts careening sideways into pine groves. If the routine ever fails well I guess my comedy days are over.