According to The Anchorage Daily News, dated, January 23, 2012, an 85-year-old Alaskan woman, used a grain shovel to fend off an agitate moose that was stomping her husband.
George Murphy says his wife saved his life.
Her husband, 82-year-old pilot, who flew for three decades for the Iditarod Trail Dog Race, was hiking with his golden retrievers near the Willow airport. He saw the moose and dove in the snow, but the moose started stomping him.
His wife, Dorothea, who is 5 feet tall and weighs 97 pounds, grabbed a big shovel and hit the moose in the body and head. She then ran for help, and Murphy was rushed by medical helicopter to an Anchorage hospital. He was in good condition Monday with a 6-inch-gash to his head and a big wound on his left leg from the attack.