Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Wildlife Sighting

Today on my ten-mile drive down Eagle River valley we saw one of these walk across the road.

Pretty amazing. My good friend, Cheri, was with me and she is an amateur photographer...but we didn't quite have this view of the Lynx. Those big paws just marched through the deep snow.  This is the first one I have seen in the 14 years I've lived in Eagle River...the snow is so very deep this year...a lot of animals have been moving into the populated areas to look for food.

It goes almost without saying that the moose are more abundant around town than ever this much so one was found in an Anchorage hospital.

Who would ever expect to make a sign like this?

It's a Big Wild Life.


Desley said...


karenfae said...

what more than WOW - animals do tend to get in weird places at times it seems. A couple years ago we had 7 deer run though town and they ended up in a sandwich shop - poor things were so disoriented by the plate glass windows they were jumping through windows trying to get out and several ended up having to be captured and stitched up.

LynCC said...

How hilarious! I'd expect them to be super nervous, too - an agitated Moose could do a LOT of damage in a hospital!

Cathy said...

Oh my goodness, but that is just too funny. WHat a sight to see if you happened to be a patient in that hospital.

Quilter Kathy said...

Oh wow! That is a hoot! I would love to live there!