If you're 8 1/2 months pregnant, craving meat and find the freezer empty, what do you do?
Well, if you're a woman in Homer, Alaska, you go out and shoot a moose. That's what Ashley Switzer did.
The 22-year-old, soon-to-be first-time mom was home alone in early September when it came time to put food on the table. Husband Scott was off working on a fishing boat somewhere near Kodiak Island, about 130 miles to the southwest.
Ashley wasn't sure when he'd be home, so she decided she best do something about providing for the family. She borrowed her dad's rifle and headed for the hills above the Kenai Peninsula community of about 5,200 at the end of the Alaska road system some 220 miles south of Anchorage.
"It was my dad's .270 (caliber rifle) because my husband took my .30-06," she said in a telephone interview Thursday.
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Alaska women: kickin' butt and taking moose. :)