It was a beautiful Sunday at Eagle River, Alaska. The Williams Family was busy fixing a kitchen light, cleaning windows, and brushing the cat, when Cory saw that the moose cow and her calf had returned to their yard. So, he stopped to take pictures.
“I love how watching moose is like a family event in this house,” he commented to his pregnant wife, Kristen. She was watching the calf, and affectionately remarked on how it was “all legs.”
After the calf came up to the window and they all said hello, Cory decided to turn on the sprinkler, so the moose could have some fun (after he picked up the dog poop, of course).
What happens next in the video is way too cute for words, so sit back and enjoy – but before you do, would you like to know if all moose in Alaska are as friendly as the two in the Williams’ backyard?
According to the New Hampshire Public Television’s webpage called NatureWorks, moose are usually a peaceful species, but like any animal if they feel threatened they will attack. They are also very territorial. The cows will attack if they feel their calves are in danger; the bulls will attack during mating season. The moose might look big and awkward, but they can run up to speeds of 35 mph (which is why Cory was being very careful not to startle the calf and mom when he was out in the yard).
Be sure to check out the video below.