Saturday, June 20, 2009

Transition - from Alaska to Rural Arizona

Driving into town and back yesterday from our Arizona home, I was amused to find myself taking note of any curious dark shapes along the sides of the roads...and thinking they might be moose.

Roadside moose are a common sight in Alaska. We saw them everywhere we travelled the highways outside of cities. Unlike the elk in Arizona, moose are out foraging in broad daylight. And daylight is about 20 hours long on the Kenai Peninsula. In the city of Anchorage, with it's extensive woods and green belts within the city, moose are prevalent. They rest on people's lawns, eat from flower beds, give birth in back yards, and cool off in swimming pools. In the wintertime they are even seen walking along downtown streets. They also can cause some serious road hazards.

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