Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Another moose visitor

I'm sure by now that anyone visiting here has heard the story of Willow's George Murphy, who is known to many around here as an IAF pilot, too, was attacked by a moose the other day.  His wife's efforts to save him, not to mention their dog, has made national and probably international news. Here's a link I hadn't read yet: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/23/dorothea-muprhy-alaska-moose_n_1224657.html

So, in any case, my usual delight wasn't as evident when another moose made a pit stop in my yard today.  I did snap some photos but all through the windows which, given the timing, were reflecting the sun's glare, so not the best.  But, for anyone seeking a moose fix, here you go.

 It's actually leaving the front of the house here, but tossed this one up first to show how very close it was to the house. In fact, it brushed against it at one point in its efforts to stay out of the deep snow.

 It was helping me prune a bush at the corner of the house.

 Looking at this one, I'm thinking it's the same one that visited not too long ago.

 It's face was mostly glared out by the sun, so went for the cute, hairy hump.  Okay, so I entertain easily.

 It's headed around the house here to check out the vegetation on the north side of the house.  No windows in the north wall, alas, so not sure what it was finding to its liking there or how much it ate.  To be honest, as long as it doesn't trample the dogs, me, or someone in the area, it can eat anything on my property it wants.

 This is the shot I took right after the first head shot of it right in front of the living room window and my camera.  I was expecting it to veer out sooner to go around the spruce tree, hence fuzzy focus when it waited till it was practically at the tree to move away from the house.  Understandable since there's even 2+ feet of snow in that area.

 Since I'd been watching and it hadn't exited out the driveway, I kept checking out the back door.  Ah, ha, there it was. It'd meandered out to the back pasture and I spied its nose through the gate and growth there.

It never moved to where I could get any good shots today but, well, it's focus was on an empty stomach, I'm sure, so munch all you want out there moosie, just stay out of my back yard, okay.  The whole back pasture is free game, tho, so eat out there to your heart's content.

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