This is a young female who has been walking far and wide in our area this summer. I bet it's hard to find good moose food in a drought year! I loved how she posed for a photo in this one. Since it was the 4th of July, I also found myself wondering what she thought of the town's kabooms later in the evening. I hope that the fireworks didn't scare her.
Several different males are also nearby. Most are very young with small nubs of antlers. A new one who is older and has bigger antlers has arrived this summer. He's been hitting all the watering holes. I have a short video of him in a couple of places in our forest. His dewlap is SO long, almost like a fashion statement!
Enjoy the video either here or at Youtube.
I am hopeful that our moose are learning the ways of humans and learning how to avoid having our paths cross. I want them to flourish but without too much risk to us. It seems like things are heading in that direction.