Where are all the moose? They are supposed to be one of those symbols of Sweden and Scandinavia in general, aren’t they?
Heading out of town this weekend, I saw signs for them everywhere. But I very, very seldom see them on any of my jaunts. In my five years here, I think I have seen maybe three (not counting the ones in the zoo at Skansen). On the other hand, I have seen plenty of reindeer in northern Sweden. Why not moose? Is the moose just a ruse to draw tourists to the Scandinavian countryside?
Driving through Norway one time, we went through long stretches of highway with huge moose barrier fences. And then every few miles there would be these breaks in the fence with marked crossing zones for the moose. I thought for sure I would see one of these gravity-defying animals there, just ambling across the road. But no such luck.
So what does a girl from the Midwest have to do to see a moose?