The snow started falling in December and keeps falling and falling and falling. We don’t have the tons that our friends in Girdwood have, but we’ve got around 3 feet, I’d guess. The moose have come down into lower elevations, and we’ve had a cow and calf wandering through the yard for a couple of days. They look up as I walk by (I always say hi).
We’ve also got an ermine who has taken up residence under the overturned drift boat, the overturned canoe, under the shed, under the van, etc. The hare population is up, and we’ve had a bunch of coyotes, though I haven’t seen or heard them lately.
I have to work on my coyote call. I can howl well enough that wolves will answer back, and I can hoot well enough for a great horned owl to answer back, but I cannot yap like a coyote. As soon as I open my mouth to join their conversation, they all shut up and disappear. Or maybe coyotes are just snobs.