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Friday, May 31, 2019

Nature Friday - Bull Moose Sparring

I finally was able to get to a trail camera that has been stranded in snow faraway from any road for a long time. It had many surprises for me. The most shocking one was a pair of young bull moose who sparred very close to the camera lens.

They remind me of young boys up early on Christmas to play with their gifts. Santa Claus must have brought them antlers for Christmas!
They were definitely practicing sparring - they looked like a pair of buddies who were trying out their new antlers.

The surprises - the things that I've never seen before - are a big part of why I love trail cameras. I never know what the wildlife will teach me next!

I have a short video of their sparring. Check it out!

Thanks to the LLB Gang for hosting the Nature Friday blog hop.


  1. that is absolutely impressing... and the noises... like the two pups when they eat bully horns ...

  2. Love the way the microphone picks up the sound of the clashing antlers in the still of the night.

  3. Hari OM
    Nature is never boring, is it?! from the YAMster, who is back in The Hutch! xx

  4. What a great find on your trail camera. It's like a late Christmas present.

  5. Young boys on Christmas morning!! I love that description

  6. it is truly amazing what the wildlife is doing during the night while we are sleeping

  7. What a neat video to watch. Love the sound their hooves make dancing around in the snow.

  8. WOW, they are darn serious about it too!

  9. What a Christmas Day gift, They look like that is all fin. And to hear the snow crunching under their feet, a LONG time to wait to collect the video card.How do the batteries stay good when it is so cold? Extra insulation in the holder maybe.

  10. Yikes and all that snow too. It's finally warm here.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend. Scritches to the pups. ♥

  11. I'm sure you get a lot of stuff you never expected. How fun!

  12. That was a wonderful surprise. Great to see them, hear the antlers clacking, and the crunching of the snow.

  13. Such beautiful close up of them KB,, How fun to see them

  14. Wow! I want to thank you again for letting us share in your "trail camera adventures"!

  15. Such an impressive forest creature. The size of antlers on the bigger specimen are amazing!


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