moose on the loose

Posted on August 25th, 2014 by mountain girl  |  5 Comments »

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When Caleb and Zia walked up the driveway from the bus Thursday afternoon, someone was watching.

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They happened to look up and saw this big bull moose looking at them when they were only a few feet away.  They backed down the driveway slowly and ran around through the woods up to the house.

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When they came in gasping for breath and told me about him, he was still there.  I went out and watched him from next to the playhouse.  He was huge, and I was glad they didn’t try sneaking past him.  He probably wouldn’t have cared, but you never really know.

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In May, there was a moose attack on two women that aired on national news.  It took place just a mile or two from our house.  The woman in the interview died not long after–from “unrelated causes,” they said, something like brain seizures.  I’m not convinced it was unrelated, since she sustained head injuries (and had 10 staples in her head–ouch).

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This little area is kind of a moose hangout–it’s the same place we saw the other bull, which I think was a different one.  It’s hard to tell, since that was in the spring.  He had a thick rough coat and was just sprouting his antlers.  I often wonder if one of these bulls was the one who attacked the two women in May.  To be fair, he was being harassed by their dogs–which will drive a moose to blind fury.

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Anyway, there is something moose-licious in this little open patch on our land.  I wonder how often I walk right by and never realize there is a moose watching me!

5 Responses to “moose on the loose”

  1. Your Lion says on :

    Nice pics! I convinced nearly everyone here at the venue that I could jump on that beast and take him for a ride. City-slickers lol

  2. mountain girl says on :

    Haha. You would. 🙂

  3. Robin says on :

    He’s realllly big. They start getting testy for a few weeks late September and into October but the rest of the year they’re calm.

  4. Mimi says on :

    Glad I got to see THE MOOSE…you actually got a pic!!

  5. Wendy McDonagh-Valentine says on :

    Absolutely beautiful creature!!! How blessed are you that you have these in your own back yard!!! The pics are great. : )

    ~ Wendy

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