The moose are still around, according to my trail cameras, but they seem to be staying away from people as much as they can. This photo was taken by a trail cam on a very rarely visited and densely forested slope.
It was definitely one of our more mature bull moose.
He noticed my trail camera and gave it a close look before moving along. Look how far his dewlap hangs down. It's almost hitting the ground!
I never take dogs to the trails where the wildlife density is high so Shyla has never been there. I think that I'll keep it that way although I think she'd like the trail!
They are such big beautiful animals. Gotta stay safe!ReplyDelete
Wow he is a massive Moose!ReplyDelete
When I was working on foot in moose-populated areas, I used to try to be aware of options for avoiding confrontations. It does no harm to think these things through ahead of time, when we have the chance.ReplyDelete
We would not want to run into that big boy!ReplyDelete
Murphy & Stanley
That is one BIG boy:)ReplyDelete
Oh yea, that would scare the you know what outta me!ReplyDelete
We always love seeing your trail cam pictures and videos. We hope you never run into this guy on the trail.ReplyDelete
Wow,, those big guys are beautiful!ReplyDelete
Such a beautiful animal! Stay safe. Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving.ReplyDelete
Aroo to you,
I find it difficult to equate MOOSE with BEAUTIFUL. I find it more realistic to think Moose is Moose. I do hope you avoid that big boy, along with his old lady and kids! Hugs from Snowy Minniesnowda!ReplyDelete
Jo and Stella
wow the eyes are impressing... now I know what headlights really means :o)ReplyDelete
We were thinking the trail was so small, it's a wonder he doesn't get caught in the branches.ReplyDelete
Handsome moose! Very wise to not mix bull moose with dogs though :)ReplyDelete
What a regal animal!! I love the first picture!!ReplyDelete