Kicker: Emergency room visitor


MEGAN BASHAM, HOST: It was cold in Alaska this week. After all, it’s January. But it was so cold at Alaska Regional hospital in Anchorage that a pair of automatic doors got frozen open.

An unexpected visitor took that as an invitation and strolled right in.

Security guards scurried to the lobby. Stephanie Hupton ran down from the billing department to have a look for herself.

And there it was!

AUDIO: Oh my goodness! She’s just hungry.

Right there in the lobby was a full grown moose, feasting on the potted plants just inside the entrance.

Hupton recorded the impromptu lunch and posted the video to her Facebook page. She said the moose stayed perfectly chill … and after a few minutes, wandered back outside on its own.

AUDIO: Oh there she goes. Bye moose!

REICHARD: Only in Alaska!

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(Photo/Alaska Regional Hospital)

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