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2 years later, Ginger the moose-stalking cat is still at it

  • Author: Megan Edge
  • Updated: September 28, 2016
  • Published June 9, 2015

For Ginger the cat, it would appear size doesn't matter.

On Sunday, Ginger was once again stalking a moose cow and its calf in her Homer backyard, a habit she's picked up in recent years, according to owner Tammy Simpson. After inspecting each other from a distance, the cow stood up, moved a little closer and sent Ginger running back to safety under the porch. Simpson said Ginger continued to watch the moose, but never got the courage to go back into the yard after the initial confrontation.

"I honestly have no idea where she got her brave streak," Simpson said. "Since about two years ago, she's been approaching moose and sandhill cranes each summer. I'm sure it was something to do with the wildlife literally being in our backyard."

Simpson estimates this is the third or fourth time Ginger has gotten close to moose. Two years ago, Ginger was caught on camera stalking a pair of moose twins.

"I hold my breath every time and hope she's quick enough to get out of any sticky situations," Simpson said.

RELATED: Exercise caution around moose calves

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game advises giving moose an even wider berth than usual during the spring and early summer, when they're especially protective of their vulnerable newborns.

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