In June, Roland Rydstrom let the early light into his Anchorage, Alaska, house by opening the blinds. He was about to settle down to work when what he saw out the window distracted him somewhat. In his garden, a mother moose and her twin calves offspring were lying in the heat.
Though he frequently only saw the small families as they went through his yard, he was aware that two moms had given birth to twins in the nearby woods.
The mother moose and her calves appeared uninterested in leaving, eager to spend the day in Rydstrom’s backyard as their nursery.
He felt it was special to capture the moose family in such a private moment, so he took a couple pictures with his phone.
Rydstrom told The Dodo, “I sat down to work and totally anticipated the moose to move away and they didn’t.” The newborns in particular “would simply change postures and, as you can see from the images, they just kind of moved about to meet the sun.”
It was wonderful to see the infants playing together, he continued. They would simply occasionally stand up and change positions.
Rydstrom worked safely from his window while keeping an eye on the moose. These are wild animals, as we are aware, Rydstrom stated. “We would always respect their space and give them space to lounge as they did, especially with a mother and her babies.”
One of the infants accidentally knocked his marigold pot over at one point. Rydstrom thought the tiny animal appeared to be scratching his head on the pot, but as it tipped over, the child’s impish smirk revealed a different picture.
The moose family also made two departures and two surprising returns, as observed by Rydstrom. They stood up and left at one point, and Rydstrom claimed, “I believed they were gone, but they came back and did it again.” On their way out, they “tasted everything and did what newborns do, placing everything in their mouths.”
Rydstrom hurried to the window when he heard a loud boom coming from his garden at 7 o’clock.
The other cow and her offspring were suddenly seen racing through our property and into that family, Rydstrom recalled. “The mother and children leaped to their feet and ran after them. A much happened that day.
Rydstrom is willing to look after the moose if they decide to spend the day in his yard in the future.