I felt as if I were in a snow globe for a brief second. As the moose ran off, the car slid sideways and came to a complete stop in the deep snow of the ditch. Thinking I could get out, I put it in reverse and then in drive, and reverse again. I soon figured out that it was stuck. I got out of the car and started running toward the school. Once I took a deep breath, I saw a car with head lights. It looked big enough to pull a small car like mine out of the ditch. I waved it down and it was someone I knew, Tim Reddington. I asked him if he could help me, and explained to him that I almost hit a moose. He said, “Hop in and let’s take a look.” Thank goodness he had a shovel and chains, and took the time to help me get the car out of the ditch. When I think back to this experience, I am so thankful that I didn’t get hurt or even damage the car. I’m thankful that I live in a community that has people who will help in a time of need. It took a couple of days before I was ready to get behind the wheel again. I learned what it was like to avoid a moose on the road and how quickly you have to react when Alaskan moose get in your way.
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