It's that time of the year that we have all been looking forward to. The snow is returning to Denali and no one is more excited than the Canine Rangers. A few days ago after returning from a morning training run, the dogs were treated to an afternoon snow shower. Watch closely. At first you might think that your speakers aren't working because you can't hear Lucor howling but watch it again and you'll notice that he's not howling at all! Have you ever tried to catch snowflakes on your tongue? That's exactly what Lucor is doing. If you'd like to learn more about what we are doing during the fall transition period, check out the our blogpost about training here... https://www.nps.gov/dena/blogs/Being-your-Best-How-We-Train-our-Canine-Athletes.htm ~DL
It may be -40F out, but that doesn't keep the moose away! This is the same cow moose from yesterday that was poking around near park headquarters. She found a particularly tasty snack in this frozen willow tree. Amazingly enough, the 20 pounds of poplar, birch, and willow twigs moose eat on a daily basis allows for such a big mammal to survive the harsh winters of the cold North.