YIKES! This is what happens when you’re not paying attention.
With fewer of us out and about all the time, it seems like the wildlife is taking over.
I started on a walk yesterday but ran (almost literally) into two moose in the driveway.
I took this picture while slowly backing up until I could get behind the woodpile. Decided to retreat and go check out their tracks later.
Moose at the library
The library has a collection of delightful children’s books about moose.
This is just one of them.
If You Give a Moose a Muffin, by Laura Joffe Numeroff
Chaos can ensue if you give a moose a muffin. He suddenly has a cycle of urgent requests. (hard copy)
Tracking, Mysteries, and Living with Moose
The Truth About Animals : stoned sloths, lovelorn hippos, and other tales from the wild side of wildlife, by Lucy Cooke
Vice-related mysteries of the animal world include profiles of drunken moose, cheating penguins, lazy worker ants, and other oddities. (hard copy)
Tracking & the Art of Seeing: how to read animal tracks & sign, by Paul Rezendes
A comprehensive guide to animal tracking covers rodents, rabbits, weasels, racoons, foxes, wolves, coyotes, deer, sheep, elk, moose, and bears (hard copy)
If you lived here, I’d know your name: News from Small-Town Alaska, by Heather Lende
From tiny Haines, Alaska: a colorful assortment of quirky friends and neighbors, including aging hippies, salty fishermen, native Tlingit Indians, and volunteer undertakers-as well as the moose, eagles, sea lions, and bears with whom they share this wild and perilous land. (hard copy and ebook)
It Happened in Rocky Mountain National Park, by Phyllis Jean Perry
Lots of thrilling disaster reading here, from floods to wildfires, bulldozers to serial killers, elk to moose (hard copy)
The library has lots more about moose–just search for moose in the catalog.
Kay Turnbaugh is the webmaster for Nederland Community Library and a local author.