So Gearhart thinks it has elk problems?

An AP story this week featured a moose who sauntered into a hospital lobby in Anchorage, Alaska, to nosh on the greenery ( The moose is pictured, courtesy of Anchorage Regional Hospital via AP.

It got in when extremely cold temperatures caused the doors to be stuck open. After a stay of about 10 minutes, spent serenely snacking and gazing around, it calmly meandered back out.

“It’s definitely different than small-town Iowa,” noted Stephanie Hupton, a former Iowan who works nearby.

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