Tuesday, January 10, 2012
I just watched an hour long program on the National Geographic channel called "Moose: Titans of the North." It mostly dealt with moose in Denali Park and the urban moose in Anchorage. It was informative and the filmography was second to none.
I started thinking about the moose we find on the Peninsula and there's no doubt we have both urban moose and the backcountry moose like the one's found in Denali park. The difference? Generations of urban moose have lived and survived around people and buildings. They can be dangerous, after all they are a wild animal but overall show great tolerance for people, pets, and vehicles. This is just the opposite for moose that are in the bush. They are skittish, often hard to find, and are more protective of their territory.
All the photos above were taken from the window of our cabin...definitely urban moose. You don't ever want to startle a moose, especially a mother and her calf, and this is good reason why you need to be aware of your surroundings when you walk out the door. Credits go to Jane for capturing these "ahhhh, fer cute" moments.