Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Yakkety Yak

Palmer Musk Ox Farm 1

I lied. The title is a teaser. No yaks in Alaska (they are over here). But our northernmost state does have musk oxen, which is what these are. If I met one of each in a dark alley I couldn't tell them apart.

There is a musk ox farm in Palmer, a pretty little town that  is really a suburb of Anchorage these days.  The animals were nearly hunted to extinction and the farm carefully cares for them. The person who took us around said that the animals are lazy and might lay around all day until they get hungry.                     

Palmer Musk Ox Farm 2

6 comments:

Birdman said...

Musk Ox farm? This doesn't look like a seedling. And they are grown for what? Steaks?

William Kendall said...

They're formidable animals!

Norma Beishir said...

I wouldn't want to cross one!

cieldequimper said...

Impressive. I prefer bison though.

GreenComotion said...

Did not know these would be tagged, but they are apparently!
You didn't watch the Yakkety Yak cartoon, or did you? :)
Have a Great Day!
Peace :)

Stefan Jansson said...

We have them running wild up North in Sweden, have seen them a few times as a kid.