Two beautiful, chocolate moose calves cavorted around our yard–enjoying, exploring and experiencing new activities while their mother munched high bush currant and birch leaves. As we left for church along Turnagain Arm (one of America’s top 20 scenic drives), we reminisced about the recent two large black bears and a mother moose and calf in our yard. Shimmering, silver waters winked as twenty tour buses met us. Highlighting the drive was a blast from the rumbling northbound Alaska Railroad engineer in response to our frantic waving. It is a beautiful day in the ‘hood.
Cute as could be. Seven inches long, covered in gray hair, long ears maybe half pound. Skittered from below our bay window and under our back deck. Cute little Arctic hare bunny. Three days later another cute critter appeared, accompanied by his monster mother moose. Under three feet tall and covered in mahogany-orange-brown
velvety fur, perky ears twitching and dark brown nose sniffing the barn door and Pam’s 5-foot nutcracker-soldier, curious little guy.Wobbly legs begone,. Lightning swift hooves carried him like a bullet three laps around our back yard sawdust paths, hind hooves kicking a rat-a-tat tune as he playfully enjoyed his romp. When he tried to nurse, his mother moseyed along munching high bush currant and may tree leaves, oblivious of his efforts.