During a recent snow storm, my trail camera captured a series of photos of a mother moose and her calf. They passed the camera once early.
And then they passed it again after it had started to snow hard. The calf is in front. Look how snow-covered she is! Both moose were focused on something down in the forest. They stood like statues staring toward something.
After a couple of minutes of staring down into the forest, mom decided to reverse course.
She left her calf still completely enthralled by whatever was down in the forest.
Then, they both disappeared for about a half hour. Mom alone came by the cam a bit after 8AM, with her face covered in snow.
She and her calf must have been foraging in this area just out of view of my trail cam because the mother moose appeared again another half hour later. Now her sloped back and the back of her ears were covered in snow.
She gave my camera a cursory glance.
And did a quick loop around it, giving us our final view before she and her calf must have moved on.
Happy Moose Monday!
How lucky the moose found your camera!ReplyDelete
They sure are amazing, and big too!ReplyDelete
That is so amazing! You must have your trail cam in THE perfect spot! I am toying with getting one. We live in a "city", but there is a coyote who keeps marking our house - he did this last Spring and it would seem he's back. I'm not sure if he's marking territory or if he's interested in my (spayed) girls! They are never outside without me or my husband, so it's not a big problem, but it's still a bit unnerving. My across the street neighbor saw him on my front porch at like 8 o'clock in the morning one day - she thought he was one of my girls at first. Yikes.ReplyDelete
Let me know if I can help in any way with the trail cam decision. It would be very cool to get to see your canine visitor and possibly others!Delete
Thank you, I will!Delete
Incredible! They are such impressive animals.ReplyDelete
What neat animals to capture.ReplyDelete
They look very regal, even the calf!!! And do not worry about falling snow. A great spot for the trailcam.ReplyDelete
I like Moose Monday's!ReplyDelete
Aroo to you,
What great capture!! I am so grateful for your trail cameras, I get to see glimpses of so many things I would never get to see. Thanks again for sharing them!!ReplyDelete
Wow, even the moose enjoy the snow:) That last shot really gives us a good idea of how big and powerful moose are.ReplyDelete
What great pictures of mom moose and her daughter!ReplyDelete
I love your trailcam posts :)ReplyDelete
OMD! Moooooooses!!!! Very cool! I thinks those are some amazin' shots! Ma was gonna get a trail camera to capture all the critters that come by at night and maybe a daytime tree rat or 87!ReplyDelete
Definitely 87 or even more... but, then again, you are on patrol so they may stay away ;)Delete
such amazing animals!ReplyDelete
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel
Those are such cool photos!ReplyDelete
I think we all owe you a thank you for installing your trail cams. We have seen so much and learned so much about the creatures that are your neighbors!ReplyDelete
Jo and Stella
Trail cameras are the best! What a great show they put on. :)ReplyDelete
Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets
I am so happy to see your young one made it through the winter. They both look happy and healthy for such a rough winter. I have been very concerned for my little moose families as our winter here has been so so very tough.ReplyDelete