Wild Creatures really like to wander out their normal habitat, it’s like they are wondering what’s beyond the greenery and the forests. Thankfully, whenever there’s a surprise close encounter between humans and the wild, it’s oftentimes, fascinatingly beautiful.
People that reside in Anchorage, Alaska, can relate to this feeling. Much like what Roland Rydstrom had, 1 day after a family of moose chose to turn his garden into a nursery within the course of a couple of days.
They switched Roland’s backyard in their own little home and the poor human was helpless about it.
It was really a crazy situation inside his turf.
He posted the hilarious images of the moose family on Facebook to ensure that other citizens in the area might have a laugh about it also.
“I had a good deal of yard work to do out back this weekend. However, if the Moose camp out and eat everything, you put those plans on hold,” explained Rydstrom.
Rydstrom though was fully aware that momma moose gave birth to two babies around twelve days prior.
However, He never expected to have to see them up close and personal in his own backyard.
Roland’s backyard turned into a pantry when the hungry creatures started to munch on his flowers, except for one…
The Only ones they didn’t touch were the marigolds. For some reason, the gorgeous yellow blossoms just weren’t very appetizing.
The begonias sure tasted additional savory for this particular family of moose.
After gorging themselves, the moose handed on the ground in what Rydstrom describes as a “begonia sugar “.
It was a heavy meal, so mama moose and her two infants made a decision to go for a nice long nap. The moose to drift away and they did not,” Rydstrom told The Dodo.
“They’d just change positions and, because you can tell from the images, they just kind of moved to meet the sunlight — the infants in particular.”
Rydstorm has been made to put his plans on his garden on temporary hold since the family of moose has opted to settle in for a couple of days.
But, He still did anything he could to preserve his garden, which included making a rush out to the lawn to save one of his few remaining begonias once the animals were diverted.
“At One point, I decided to water since I could not do anything else,” explained Rydstrom. “When they returned the children had fun while mama was wondering exactly what happened to the begonia she had been eating earlier. I had transferred it to the table while they were gone.”
Unfortunately for Roland, all his attempts were put to waste because the moose were able to sniff and locate his begonias.
“Eventually she found it *and the one the one closer to the back door on the shepherd’s hook. Mama moose 2, Roland 0,” he joked.
Luckily, Rydstrom managed to record some shenanigans that the unsuspecting moose failed while on a “vacation” in his yard.
The Babies could be seen running around their brand new “toddlers” and having tons of fun. They played in the sprinkler, ate some flowers, and had an all-around amazing time. Meanwhile, the mom stood and supervised.
What babies do, placing everything in their mouth,” explained Rydstrom.
For most people, having a close encounter with moose is rare, if not a once in a lifetime experience.
However, when you reside in Alaska, wildlife and people live in rather close proximity to one another. It ends in a lot of unexpected experiences, some exciting and some outright dangerous.
Even though this backyard sighting was okay at the end, when it comes to moose, there’s always some risk involved.
However, In Rydstrom’s situation, it was his bad begonias that suffered the most. He watched from inside his residence, admiring the beautiful creatures as his backyard was gradually eaten.
Throughout These scenarios, particularly when you’re in a close distance with some wild animals, it’s always best to stay calm and maintain a secure place, somewhere from their reach. But also, remember to prepare yourself with your camera to catch the moment.