Monday, January 02, 2012

Twig Eater

Over 30 years in Alaska and I still get excited & grab my camera when I see a moose.

Moose means "Twig Eater" in native tongue. Makes sense because thats what they eat. In the winter (-17 degrees today) they subsist on spruce tips.

Their long legs enable them to walk in deep snow. They can move fast for their size and seem clumsy but can gallop up to 35 miles per hour!

The last pic is of his butt going down the hill. He was moving fast.

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