Ol' Hoss wanted to know why I don't talk about the grizzlies and unicorns. Well. I can't say I've seen any unicorns around here, but maybe I'm looking in the wrong place. As for other animals, we have lots! If you love to see wildlife, this is the place. If, like most people here, you like to eat wildlife, again, this is the place.
Just about everyone around here hunts. Moose is the most common, but caribou, mountain sheep, and the occasional bear are also packed into the freezer for winter. I haven't seen a lot of moose. I see caribou quite often, and occasionally bears. I once saw a wolf, crouching in a ditch, watching two cyclists at the rest stop a few feet away.
When I drove up here the first time to visit Hubby (back then he was just my boyfriend), I knew nothing about wild animals. I stopped every time I saw anything. Worse, I got out of the car. And even worse, I FED the animals. I threw a granola bar to a moose. I gave a banana to some sheep. I tossed stones at a bear when he wouldn't look at the camera. After I'd been here visiting for a few days, Hubby's dad heard these stories. The man just about exploded. Only stupid people, or tourists (those two groups often overlap) try to feed the animals. No one in their right mind gets out of the car near a bear. After he was done lecturing me, Dad made me promise, swear, and take an oath that on the way home I would use my brain, and stay away from the animals! He packed me a lunch, and repeated over and over "This food is not for bears. Whatever you don't eat, throw away. Do not feed ANYTHING."
Several years later, this same man ran out of his house in his sock feet, bellowing at a bear in the driveway. He didn't want the bear to go in the garage, where a moose was hanging to dry. So he threw chunks of firewood at the bear until he chased it away. I don't know why it's okay to chase bears away from a dead animal in your sock feet, but not okay to chuck stones at the bear so you can get a face shot. That's just one of the rules of the Yukon that I have yet to figure out.