By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
Rock star and Motley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx recently shared an Instagram post of a pretty incredible sight in his Jackson yard: a large moose.
Sixx posted the video late Wednesday evening of the moose in his yard in Jackson, where he has been living for more than a year at this point.
“It’s his yard, we just get to use it…sometimes,” Sixx wrote in text on the video of the moose, which was soundtracked by the late Tom Petty’s “Wildflowers.”
The post had racked up more than 30,000 likes by Thursday morning and hundreds of comments from people who were amazed by the incredible creature just feet away from the rock star. Basically, we’re saying to be like Nikki Sixx and stay away from amazing (and aggressive) wild animals.
Plenty of fans urged Sixx to be cautious of the animal.
“Just don’t get too close to him, Nikki. They’re very territorial and don’t like having humans too close,” said John McBride
“These fellas are amazing but they can turn on you in a second,” cautioned Scootomen.
Some had other advice.
“I would have shot him in the head right then and there. And then I would have put him on my grill and have mooseburgers by lunchtime,” Rico Wabbler said.
Last year, Sixx and his family made the jump to Wyoming officially, selling their California home and taking up residence in Jackson. The bassist spent much of last year praising the state and its offerings.
“It’s cheaper, no B.S. type of people, everyone is … extremely outdoors-driven…so because of that, everyone is extremely healthy,” Sixx said in a Los Angeles radio interview in September. “There’s no entertainment business here, so you’re not dealing with that type of stuff. You’re just dealing with blue collar people.”
Wyoming has also been helpful for his creative process, allowing him to paint, write and apparently make knives.