Moose casually wanders into hospital on a snack run
Moose love snackin'.
Moose love snackin'.
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Don't say 'moose on the loose.' Don't say 'moose on the loose.' Don't say 'moose on the loose.' 

Staffers found a moose on the loose (argh, sorry) in a hospital building in Anchorage, Alaska on Monday, seemingly on a mission to snack on some tasty plants it glimpsed through the lobby window.

According to the Associated Press, the female cow moose entered a building at the Alaska Regional Hospital around noon through doors that were stuck open thanks to the city's extremely low temperatures.

Hospital spokeswoman Kjerstin Lastufka told local outlet Anchorage Daily News the moose likely saw the tantalising plants through the window.

"We think she was just wandering along the sidewalk and saw the greenery," Lastufka said.

Stephanie Hupton, who works in a physical therapy office at the hospital, told AP she'd heard about the moose through a patient, who told her security was monitoring the intruding animal.

Hupton managed to use her phone to capture footage of the moose, which can be seen munching on plants in the building's lobby before eventually figuring out where the exit was. Her video clocked up a cheeky 1.2 million views on Facebook.

Amused staffers can be heard commentating on the surprise moose from a safe distance. No one was injured as a result of the visit, described by Lastufka to AP as "pretty calm." 

Others present at the hospital caught a few glimpses of the mama moose.

In Canada, maybe this isn't too out of the ordinary.

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