Easy to imagine a similar scene is playing out across the state this month as Alaskans allow their frozen jack-o'-lanterns to linger in the snow.
I asked area Fish and Game Biologist Jessy Coltrane if she had any concerns about pumpkin-eating moose.
"Weve never shaken our finger at people about pumpkins," she said.
Still, moose have learned to love this post-Halloween treat, and that can lead to unexpected encounters, Coltrane said.
"(If) you dont want to open your door and have a moose standing on your porch, then perhaps you should enjoy your jack-o'-lantern away from your door."