Moose

Completely off-topic but in case any of the readers have ever wondered:

How long can you live in Sweden without seeing a wild moose?

the answer in my case is:

A little under eight years

It happened like this: On the way back from Örnsköldsvik to Umeĺ yesterday, my bus suddenly slowed down and stopped. This, in itself, was nothing noteworthy but I couldn’t help noticing that all of the other passengers were looking out of the windows and there they were: A moose cow with two calves calmly crossing the road.

When you see an adult moose in this situation, you realise why Swedish cars are so solidly built. These animals are big and very impressive.

I have yet to see a reindeer but I understand that they are considered less dangerous.