When they first arrived at the water hole, the female went in the water and drank. Then a bull arrived and cow moose amicably shared the water hole with him.
He arrived like a mack truck, barreling into the pair of moose and making them move out of the water.
The male in the pair who was just bullied out of the water looked hard at the moose who had thrown him out but no fight broke out. The moose who had successfully claimed the water was definitely the biggest of the three.
Then, the biggest moose monopolized the water for the rest of their time at the water hole. He lay down in the water and did not budge even when the others paced past him. Finally, when he saw the other two leaving, he abandoned the water to follow them. I hope that they forgave him.
Here's a video of the trio at the water hole. You can watch at YouTube:
Due to technical difficulties, you have to click the link to see the video! Thanks!
Oh those water wars can be something!ReplyDelete
Showdown at the Waterhole... oh my... and there is plenty of space for a lot more than 3. just like humans. after he took he did not want it. water is wetter on the other side of the pond. ha ha at least the first two had a good swim before evictedReplyDelete
Oh, goodness! I could watch them forever! That one moose got so close to the trail cam!!!ReplyDelete
You put is right in there with them!!! YAM xx
I think that the original post showed an old video. I'm so sorry! If you follow the new link, it will work right!ReplyDelete
This reminds me of the hummingbirds at my feeder. Plenty of feeding stations but will they SHARE?ReplyDelete
Nope. They'd rather spend all their energy doing acrobatics at each other to keep anyone from getting sugar water. Great Video
Hugs madi and mom
Love the bellow that the moose makes! They are such fun to watch!ReplyDelete
Your videos and your commentary are always so interesting to us. Love watching the moose be so graceful in getting down on his knees despite his enormous size.ReplyDelete
I love that you have moose where you live. They would come into our yard in the Stockholm suburbs back in the day. Pretty sure that doesn't happen any more. It's great to see them here, they are so magnificent, I think.ReplyDelete
Goodness, they really do jump out of the way when he arrives, don't they. It's interesting to watch them slowly bend down into the water. Very gracefulReplyDelete
Bullying goes on in every species I guess!ReplyDelete
We could watch the moose all day long!ReplyDelete
Hazel & Mabel
OMD, that was FABulous! They are sooooo HUGE! Butts, I can't believes they gets in the water willingly....☺ReplyDelete
He must have figured he'd better go apologize. LOLReplyDelete
Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets
Love it all KB!ReplyDelete
Clearly being the big guy on the block has its advantages.ReplyDelete