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The Village is a Daily News blog about life and politics in rural Alaska. Its main author is ADN reporter Kyle Hopkins. Come here for breaking news on village issues, plus interviews, videos and photos. But that's just part of the story. We want to feature your pictures, videos and stories, too. Think of The Village as your bulletin board. E-mail us anything you’d like to share with the rest of Alaska -- your letters to the editor, the photos of your latest hunt or video of your latest potlatch. (We love video.)

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Pumpkin recycling service

From Kyle Hopkins in Anchorage --

Wasilla photographer Mike Criss recently posted this clip on our Anchorage Daily News Facebook wall.

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.

"We’ve 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 don’t 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."

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