Seasonal November 29, 2016
Only In Alaska Can You Find Two Fighting Moose Frozen In Time
There are plenty of things in Alaska that will stop and make you look at least twice, but recently some of our residents stumbled upon a sight that not many of us have ever seen. Out in the Western region of our state, a moment in Mother Nature was frozen in time that you’ll only ever see here in The Last Frontier.
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Resident Brad Webster found something unbelievable frozen within ice, very near one of Alaska's villages.
Middle school teacher Brad Webster came across something odd while taking a walk near the Covenant Bible Camp in Unalakleet, where he volunteers. At first glance, Webster thought he was seeing was a moose that had been shot. Then he realized there was more going on here.
After taking in the sight, Webster realized that what he was actually seeing was
two moose that were locked together in the ice.
Many of our residents who have now seen the pictures of the frozen animals believe that the two were most likely fighting over a female moose. During this time of year Alaska's moose tend to be more aggressive than usual, with mating season taking place during the fall. Webster and others have speculated that one of the moose in battle may have been injured and died after locking antlers with the other animal, leaving both fighters frozen in time.
Shortly after Webster discovered the animals, resident Jeff Erickson captured these images.
Jeff Erickson, an employee of the Bering Strait School District in Unalakleet, cleared through eight inches of ice that was covering open water to get to the animals. After capturing these unforgettable images, Erickson took the heads of the moose to clean out. The Alaska resident plans to mount the skulls at the bible camp once their cleaned up so that this moment can be forever remembered.
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