Apparently Moose are very aggressive and want to protect their young. They are not to be taken lightly and should never be provoked. What scared me the most is the pictures I saw of Moose being hit by a car and how the car is totaled and the Moose is totally fine. Moose will do some damage to your car! They are BIG animals! I am glad I know these helpful tips now!
The Wildlife game officer told us a story of a Bear attack of where we live, of a woman who was running. She survived being attacked 3 times by the same Bear, only because she remembered what she learned to play dead! I am now learning the differences between whether it is a black bear or brown bear to look for the hump on the shoulders because that means it is a grizzly bear! I have not seen one yet because it is winter and they hibernate, but I know it is only a matter of time before I do!
It makes me realize that this is their territory and I am just allowed to be here. It is important to be prepared around here not only for the elements but for the wildlife as well. It has been snowing a lot this week and we had to get our the new snowblower. It is something much needed in this new territory. Otherwise we would be shoveling snow for a long time. I am thankful for new technology that allows us to shovel snow in less time. Once a person starts to learn their way around in this new territory, it is not so bad. We are learning how to adapt in the dark mornings, cold weather (that isn't as cold as other parts of the lower 48), and the snow (we haven't had much snow compared to the lower 48). So even though many think Alaska is this far away place that is dark, cold and snows constantly, we are just fine, adapting well and keeping warm.
There are so many fun new things we want to try to do together as a family. Last weekend we were able to cut down our own Christmas tree ourselves in the woods. We have never done that before and it was really fun! We are going to try out the cross country skiing and tubing hill for sledding this weekend! Can't wait to try whatever else Alaska has to offer!
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