Summer air traffic over the house. Lockheed L-100-30 Hercules of the Lyndon Air fleet.
It has been said that Alaska has only two seasons. Winter and Construction. Now, that’s not necessarily true. We do construction in the winter and year round. I know, I did it for a great many years. Over at the “big airport”, Anchorage International or “the Uncle Teddy Memorial” as I call it, they are swinging their way through a multi year project to make much needed improvements to the north – south runway.
This means a heavy departing traffic load on the east – west parallel runways. The flights have been departing to the east over the city and that has lead to many a complaint. As a former Part 135 pilot, I like it.
This little guy and his momma showed up today during one of the heavier rain showers.
They wandered around, ate some of Pammy’s berries and stripped some branches off the trees. The young one then took exception to our pulsing sprinkler.
I don’t know why. The sprinkler was not running but something about that yellow and black hardware in the middle of the lawn really pissed it off.
It sniffed and pawed and finally stomped the sprinkler. It would walk away with a bit of a strut in its step as if to say, “Well, I certainly showed you.”
Then Pammy turned the water on. That really upset both the moose and it’s momma. Note the hackle standing up on the back of the neck. If you ever see a moose with its hair up like that, just walk away. Now ! It would charge the sprinkler until it was hit with the stream then it would back off. It did this over and over.
Finally, they moved off into the woods. Pammy gave it about five minutes then moved to turn off the hose.
Momma came charging out of the woods snorting and grunting. Pammy was in no danger as she was behind the fence. The moose made several threatening moves toward the now running sprinkler but didn’t like to get sprayed in the snoot or the boot.