The Orphan Master’s Son: Adam Johnson

Read this book.

Now.

It is that good (and not just because it was the Pulitzer Prize winner).

We can have no idea how accurate the details that are portrayed in this fictional account of the Hermit Kingdom are, but it is compelling nevertheless.

Read it.

Now!

Why don’t they just go to Tims?

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/moose-warning-lick-vehicle-1.3897044

(what has to be the world’s way-coolest animal [except maybe for perhaps elephants])

 

Car-licking moose prompts warning in southern Alberta

Officials say don’t try to push them away from vehicles

The Canadian Press Posted: Dec 14, 2016 4:00 PM MT Last Updated: Dec 15, 2016 11:57 AM MT

Alberta government officials are warning visitors to Peter Lougheed Provincial Park about moose licking the salt off vehicles parked at the Chester Lake and Burstall Pass trailheads.

Alberta government officials are warning visitors to Peter Lougheed Provincial Park about moose licking the salt off vehicles parked at the Chester Lake and Burstall Pass trailheads.

Watch out for moose who like to lick vehicles.

That’s a warning from the Alberta government for people visiting Peter Lougheed Provincial Park about 130 kilometres west of Calgary.

Alberta Parks says moose are on the trails at Chester Lake and Burstall Pass and are coming into the trailhead parking lots to lick salt off the sides of vehicles.

Moose licking salt on cars

Photographer Kevin Long happened to snap this picture of a moose licking salt off cars in 2013 at the parking lot to Chester Lake trail and Burstall Pass in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, although thankfully from a distance. (Submitted by Kevin Long)

The government advises people to sound their horn to try to get the salt-lickers away from their vehicles.

It also warns to not try to push a moose away from the vehicle.

In Canada, a female moose weighs an average of 750 to 926 pounds and a male moose averages between 992 and 1,102 pounds.

Alberta Parks issued the warning Tuesday and ask people report any aggressive moose encounters to them.

Please be advised of a moose warning for the Chester Lake and Burstall Pass Parking Lots and Area. More info @ http://ow.ly/bu6h3075xon