“Did he lose it? Did he lose it? Right now?” Here is a video of a moose losing an antler. He shook his head, and off it came. (Do not watch it with the sound on. The jaunty music will fool you.)
“He then looked a little scared and stunned and was shaking his head and made a really mournful sound afterwards.” What have you lost lately that you were not expecting to lose? Shake your head. Does it help? Do you feel better? Did you make a mournful little sound? And was it any less lost for all that?
Mallory is an Editor of The Toast.