Mama moose and her calves spend a lovely day in this family’s backyard
Mother moose and her two baby calves spent a day in an Alaskan man’s backyard.
Luckily, he recorded the heartwarming scene.
As soon as the calves made sure the area was safe by taste-testing their surroundings, they snuggled up together and even took a nap. Ronald Rydstrom, from Anchorage, Alaska, photographed the endearing family trip to his own yard. He posted the photos on Facebook, writing:
“The view outside my Covid home office is better than yours today. 😊They arrived a bit before 9 am and except for two quick trips around the neighborhood, they’ve been camped out here all day.”
In an interview with Bored Panda, Ronald shared:
“I really expected that the moose would walk away at some point but every time I looked up from my work, they were still there.”
Rydstrom continued describing his unusual encounter:
“Throughout the day, as the moose changed lounging spots or walked away and came back, I’d go back to the window or the open door (the screen door was still closed), to take more pictures of them. They were oblivious to me most of the time (although their ears were up most of the time, so obviously they were alert).”
Interestingly, Moose are among the most popular photographic subjects in Alaska
According to Travel Alaska, many are surprised at how large moose are, as males may weigh up to 1,600 pounds and stand over six-and-a-half feet tall. Curiously, babies typically stand within only a day of birth. However, their long, spindly legs make them seem fairly awkward.
Moreover, moose can be seen all year long in areas including Alaska, Canada, and Northern Europe.
Ronald was lucky enough to have these stunning animals as guests at his own backyard.
He shared a touching moment describing how the calves got familiar with everything in his yard:
“As the moose family left and returned to the backyard, they’d nibble on plants, or in the case of the calves — the patio furniture and decorations in our’s and our neighbors’ backyard — just like a baby, putting everything in their mouth.”
“In fact, our neighbor started turning her decorative patio lights off and on to try to scare the baby who kept trying to eat a light bulb because she was afraid the glass would break in its mouth. The mama loves eating our yellow begonias and the neighbor’s orange begonias; she also loves the leaves on the trees, the astilbe, bleeding hearts (they’ve bloomed and I’m lucky she didn’t eat them that day), and the orange blossom bush’s leaves.”
Note the smile on its face as it knocks over this pot. Sociopath.
Although this was the first close-up meeting of Ronald with moose of this kind, he shares the animals often visit his yard.
“Usually, they just walk through the yard and nibble on our plants and trees or play in the neighbor’s sprinklers.”
Additionally, Roland’s partner, Cathy, shared she had never seen anything like that. In a comment below Rydstrom’s post, she wrote:
“In all the years I’ve lived here I don’t remember moose especially with their young leaving and returning so often and actually stay lying down for such extended periods of time!! Magnificent animals. I’ve never gotten tired of seeing them.”