Elderly Alaska woman battles moose

By The Associated Press

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An 85-year-old Alaska woman used a grain shovel to fend off an agitated moose that was stomping her husband.

The Anchorage Daily News says the 82-year-old pilot, George Murphy, was hiking with his golden retrievers near the Willow airport Friday. He saw the moose and dove in the snow, but the moose started stomping him.

His wife, Dorothea, grabbed a big shovel and hit the moose before she ran for help, and Murphy was rushed by medical helicopter to an Anchorage hospital. He was in good condition Monday.