Only In Alaska Will You See Something Like This In Your Backyard

In rural Alaska, a moose fight between two huge bulls is pretty much a given, especially while they are rutting. But to walk out your front door in suburbia and see it happen is a completely different story. That is exactly what happened in this quiet Anchorage neighborhood and the fight is intense. There are some weird things about Alaska, but walking into a bull moose fight in a suburban neighborhood in Anchorage is right up there. The wildlife in Alaska is absolutely incredible!

As the video plays you’ll see that one moose appears to have something wrapped around it’s antler, which seems to distract him a bit as he is trying to gain ground during the fight. This forceful fight caused quite the spectacle on these peaceful, sleepy streets. Watch closely and you’ll see that cars start to line up and even patrons walking their dog stop to watch in amazement (and whip out their cameras). While keeping a safe distance, of course. It doesn’t get more ‘Only In Alaska‘ than this! Just another wonderful reason why living in Alaska is so amazing. You get to see wildlife like this on a regular basis, even in your backyard.

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Alaska is a wild place filled with unforgettable moments, and this is just one of the amazing things you’ll see in Alaska. If you live here or have ever visited, we’re sure that you could definitely agree. Have you ever seen the wildlife in Alaska do anything this extreme? What did you see? Have you ever watched a moose fight in Alaska? Let us know in the comments below!

On that same note, we bet that you’ll love these 20 extremely weird things only people from Alaska do. Get prepared to laugh out loud! Have you done any of these weird things?

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Wildlife In Alaska

May 14, 2020

Are there any animal encounters in Alaska?

There are so many opportunities for animal encounters in Alaska, especially during the spring when all the wildlife begins to come out of hibernation. When out and about in the Alaskan outdoors, makes sure you keep your eyes peeled for bears beginning to emerge with their cubs, and mama moose feeling protective as their calves begin to explore the world around them. Come fall you’ll want to stay out of the way of rutting moose, and bears that are stocking up for the winter. You’ll run across them on hiking trails, by lakes and streams, and even in parking lots. Paying attention to your surroundings is very important in Alaska!

What are the best outdoor activities in Alaska?

There are countless ways to enjoy everything Alaska has to offer. Each season offers occasions to get outside and experience this rare gem of a state. In the winter you can ski, snowboard, ice skate, ice fish, winter hike, and so much more. Spring, summer, and fall opens up options to hike in meadows, go camping, and rafting down rivers. Spend days catching your favorite Alaskan salmon, or hop in a kayak to explore your local river or lake. The best way to enjoy Alaska is to get outside and soak in everything this state has to offer!

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