A family in Anchorage, Alaska was going about their business on a warm northern day (probably like 47 degrees, knowing how tough those people are) when they noticed a cow moose and her calves standing on the front yard of their home.
For most of us, it would be quite the shock and we’d hide or at least get nervous until they moved on their merry way, but that’s not what you do in Alaska.
They decided to help the moose cool down a bit by turning on the sprinkler, and to say they liked it would be an understatement.
The moose absolutely loved it, running around and jumping back and forth like children. Truly a great little moment for them to enjoy before it’s back to the wild and avoiding wolves and grizzlies and all those pesky predators…
Alaska, man. You’ll go from a mauling to this cute scene in the blink of an eye.
Man Captures Rare Footage Of White Moose
What is this, Narnia?
Off color animals are the rarest and coolest things to come across in the wild.
Generally, they are truly once in a lifetime experiences, which is part of why spending time in the outdoors is so much fun. You never know what kind of once in a lifetime opportunities you might stumble upon.
This throwback to this 2017 video that perfectly encapsulates one of those experiences.
According to The Washington Post, nature lover Hans Nilsson chased after this guy for three years just to get a good look at him.
Finally, he came across the mystical moose, and two days in a row, he was able to encounter this amazing animal. Nilsson describes the experience perfectly.
“When I shot the video everything fell into place: the location, the light and the calmness.
It was an experience to meet such a stately animal up close.”
That would be a dream, especially to have the opportunity to photograph and video an animal like this. It’s not often a Moose stays the calm for you to get in in pictures, especially one this rare.
Sweden is said to have 400,000 moose, but it’s said that only 100 of these white moose exist. This is also said to only be the second to ever make it on camera. That folks, is highly impressive. Hats off to Nilsson because I love knowing that things like this even exist.
Being a moose lover who will drive for hours just to have the chance of seeing one, I can’t even imagine coming across this guy.
It is said that hunters in the area continuously pass on these animals when crossed during hunts in hopes that the genetic trait gets passed on and more start to pop up, however, there have been occasional hunter that will take an albino or piebald buck.
It’s always a point of contention…
That being said, thank you to Hans for searching for three years to get some footage of this beauty.
This moose from Sweden has a rare condition named piebaldism which gives him a white coat.