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Moosically inclined: Watch this moose destroy a wind chime in the most adorable way

A moose with an appetite for music surprised a Denali National Park and Preserve employee last week at her home in Interior Alaska.

On May 4, Britta Schroeder was drifting off to sleep when her wind chimes began to ring. It's windy in Healy, the Interior Alaska community just north of the park, so at first she didn't think much of it, Schroeder said.

But "it continued on and on," Schroeder said. Once her dog's ears perked up, she realized an animal must be outside her door.

She peeked outside and saw the moose, which a co-worker told Schroeder is likely a female. Schroeder opened her door just a crack -- so that her dog wouldn't get outside -- to take video.

Schroeder is a GIS specialist with the National Park Service, and she works in Denali National Park year round. She believes that the musically inclined moose is the same one that has frequented her yard before, along with a mother moose and another sibling.

Schroeder named the video "Moosic: (n.) Moose music video."

By Monday afternoon, the video had 100,000 views on Facebook and had been shared 2,500 times.


The wind chime did not come away unscathed.

"The aftermath from a night of jamming," Schroeder wrote.

Now, she says she'll fix the wind chime with wood glue. "It tells a better story," she said.


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Laurel Andrews

Laurel Andrews was a reporter for the Anchorage Daily News, Alaska Dispatch News and Alaska Dispatch. She left the ADN in October 2018.