This is actually an Alaska Moose, Alces alces gigas. Specifically this is "Hook" a well known non-typical bull here in Anchorage. He is fast asleep, worn out from the rut. It is best to leave sleeping Bulls lie!
This bull is actually an Alaska Moose, Alces alces gigas. He is in velvet and is eating the berry clusters and leaves of Devil's Club, Oplopanax horridus.
Bull Moose sheds (2015) of "Hook" a well known non-typical bull who lives here in Anchorage. Our Moose here in Alaska are actually the Alaska Moose, Alces alces gigas.
Specifically this is an Alaska Yukon Moose, Alces alces gigas, in velvet. Even more specifically this bull is called "Hook" here in Anchorage.
The moose (North America) or Eurasian elk (Europe) (Alces alces) is the largest extant species in the deer family. Moose are distinguished by the palmate antlers of the males; other members of the family have antlers with a dendritic ("twig-like") configuration. Moose typically inhabit boreal and mixed deciduous forests of the Northern Hemisphere in temperate to subarctic climates. Moose used to have a much wider range but hunting and other human activities greatly reduced it over...