In Anchorage, Alaska, Roland Rydstrom has only had a few unexpected visitors drop by; this week, a mother moose and her two calves visited his property. And if that weren’t enough, the moose chose to spend the day at Rydstrom because they enjoyed the grass there so much.
The little friends tasted everything, including the gates and chairs, before deciding that the area was secure enough for them to cuddle up and even take a nap. Even their mother offered them food at one point. When the excursion was complete, Rydstrom took images of the entire family outing from inside his house and posted them online. They quickly became popular, demonstrating how much people wanted to see something so pure and adorable in these trying times.
The moose didn’t even notice Rydstrom when he observed them and opened the blinds to get a closer view. He told Bored Panda, “Right away, I found the Flat Stanley my relatives sent me from Iowa.” “I had promised to snap a picture of Flat Stanley with the moose in my yard for my cousins’ elementary school class, but despite working from home for almost three months, I hadn’t been home when the moose were here. I had Flat Stanley accompany me on local hiking routes, but my luck with moose photos had been lacking thus far.”
“I took some of the moose photos without Flat Stanley and some with him before leaving for work. The moose were really supposed to go at some point, but every time I looked up from my job, they remained “Rydstrom gave details. “I could see them clearly from where I was working. While I was working with the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra and editing performance film, it was a nice diversion and enjoyable way to spend the day. I returned to the window or the open door (the screen door was still closed) throughout the day to shoot more shots of the moose as they moved to different resting locations or went away and came back. While their ears were up the most of the time, indicating that they were awake, they were generally unaware of me.”
The official land animal of Alaska is the moose, and between 175,000 and 200,000 of these enormous creatures live in the Last Frontier. It’s interesting to note that Alaskan moose exhibit sexual dimorphism, with males being 40% heavier than females. Male Alaska moose can reach heights of over 2.1 m (6.9 ft) and weights of over 635 kg (1,400 lb). 1.8 m (5.9 ft) at the shoulder and up to 478 kg are the maximum weights for female Alaska moose (1,054 lb). As a result, the Alaska moose is both the largest moose in the world and the largest member of the deer family.
Maintaining such a physique is difficult. Despite being herbivores, moose consume large amounts of food every day. For instance, during the summer it will cheerfully consume 73 pounds of food each day, but during the winter it will consume about 34 pounds of delectable greens.
From just before 9:00 a.m. to nearly 7:00 p.m., Rydstrom’s backyard was home to the moose for the majority of the day. They only made two brief excursions across the neighborhood before returning to their positions in our backyard, he claimed. “The most of the time, as you can see from the photos, they were simply relaxing here. A neighbor informed us that earlier that morning, she had seen the same family of moose running alongside the road a few kilometers from our area. You would have noticed that the mama in particular was breathing deeply if I had recorded recordings in the early morning. They required repose, and I believe that they felt secure enough to do so in our backyard.”