Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Here, Moosie, Moosie, Moose

My sister-in-law drove up the AlCan Highway a week ago for a brief visit to Alaska. Along the way, she snapped pictures of all kinds of wildlife, including fox, caribou, eagle, and coyote. She only needed a moose to complete her collection. "Oh, don't worry," I assured her. "You'll see plenty around our house."

Not a single moose showed its face while she was staying here. Of course, the minute she left, a skinny-legged twig eater set up camp in the woods behind our house.

Don't be shy, fellow. Come on out and say hello.

Good boy!

That's close enough, mister.
Familiarity breeds contempt.

Dinner last night: sloppy joes


Kathy G said...

This reminds me of our family trip to Yellowstone.

After an all-day drive to the park, I was tired, hungry, and JUST WANTED TO GET THERE. We stopped behind some cars that had stopped because there was a bear on the side of the road, but I insisted DH pull around the jam and continue driving.

We never saw another bear or sign of bear the rest of the visit.

Gaspegirl said...

Such lovely photos you take... and this is definitely another great capture.

Make it a great day!

Katherine said...

Of course it would wait until it was too late and make its showing just for you. Because we all know how you just can't get enough moose.

Amy said...

I do love a good Moose picture. The most exotic thing I can offer to photograph here in Virginia is a wild turkey! And not the liquor kind ;-)They are very hard to catch on camera.

April said...

Oh, my gosh...I would have loved that! I am a huge lover of nature and animals! What great shots!

Karen M. Peterson said...

That would definitely be my luck too.

Unknown said...

I was just thinking yesterday that you hadn't posted any moose pictures in a long time and feeling a tad bit moose-deprived . . . thanks for making my day!

Jessica said...

How funny that the moose didn't show up until after your sister left.

LisaDay said...

Isn't that always the way!


Helene said...

Holy crap!!!!! He got pretty close to you, didn't he???

And it figures that he'd wait to come out from the woods until she was gone, huh?

Traci Marie Wolf said...

My friend who used to live in Anchorage was chased by a moose once. The way she recollects it is so funny.