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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Half-Baked Alaska, No. 3

In Half-Baked Alaska, Episode 1, I wrote about a phone call from a neighbor warning me that she had seen moose and bear tracks in their driveway that appeared to be headed toward my property.   About the same time, another neighbor saw a young brown bear cross the highway by my place.

Yesterday, the friend who lives on the front of my 4.6 acres, told me there was a dead moose calf close to her apartment, between her and the highway.

This is the front half of the carcass.   The stomach and hindquarters are gone, as in a bear ate them.

 This is not a good situation.   Bears become very testy about their kills, which I am guessing this is.

I'm standing on the edge of the lawn.   The light greenish/gray line near the top of the photo is where the Seward Highway is.

 Not a good situation.    Today, the friend and another person removed the carcass, hoping giving the brown bear no reason to return.   Ah, like in Alaska.

The round white things are the moose calf leg bones, stripped clean.   The front quarters are above that with the head lying towards the right.            


  1. Life in Alaska is something else!

  2. Sad for the moose ... glad it has been removed for the safety of you and your neighbors. Life in Alaska can be pretty graphic. Patti & Cap

  3. AAAARRRRRGGGGGHHHHH .. Still Smiling .. Cap in Mongolia .. I think CHINGGIS KHAAN did this to people ..