Mama moose moves into Oslo garden

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Trude Tømte and her family found themselves surrounded by a furry, living wall of very large animals when an entire moose family moved into their garden in an Oslo neighborhood in early March.

The Tømte family lives in a house in Oslo’s Korsvoll district, which borders on the forest known as Nordmarka. They’re used to close encounters with assorted wildlife, but the sudden arrival of a female moose with her two calves became a bit too close for comfort.

The three moose settled in less than a half meter from the Tømte’s front door. For several days last week, they would arrive late in the afternoon and graze off the bushes and plants sticking out of the snow. They would wander off in the morning, about the same time the family needed to leave for school or work.

“Fortunately they’re not angry,” Tømte told newspaper Aftenposten. Nor are they shy, and would hardly budge when family members dared to use the front entrance.

Wildlife experts note that heavy snows in the forest are prompting increasing numbers of moose and deer to venture into town, as they search for food.

Check out her pictures in Aftenposten.