Yesterday morning, the mother and young bull returned to our back yard. But those weren’t our only visitors yesterday. In the afternoon, my neighbor called over to us, and brought this one to our attention.
Last week I shared some photos of a moose in our back yard. Well, the very next day, there was not only a moose out there, but a moose with her yearling baby bull. When I woke up, I looked out the window and there they were, bedded down by the crab apple trees.
Seriously, this is what I love about Alaska. How many places can you look out your window or back door and see these?
Just a gentle reminder…harvesting an animal is not pretty business. If you are weak-stomached, or don’t know where meat comes from, this is your final warning to skip this post. ~ end public service announcement ~
Over the weekend, my husband and sons and I, headed out to Fort Greely…around a hundred miles south of where we live, to go on a hunting trip. It was opening day of the general season for moose here in Alaska. We saw lots of them, too!
The first night that we were down in Valdez, after I saw that amazing mama bear and her 4 cubs…and while the menfolk were doing their first stint of salmon fishing, I kept seeing these strange shapes out in the water. I could tell they were some kind of animal because they were moving, but…
While I was standing in one particular place there in Valdez, looking at 9 eagles, some movement in the corner of my eye caught my attention. Peek-a-boo, I see you!
The other day I was mentioning how we weren’t the only ones who were fishing, and I shared the photos of the gorgeous Grizzly sow and her 4 cubs. Well, here are the feathered "fishermen" that were absolutely EVERYWHERE.
As I mentioned, we weren’t the only ones out there fishing for salmon in Valdez. We were joined by many in the animal kingdom, and this one paid a visit that very first night. A mama grizzly bear with….count those cubs!