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Friday, October 2, 2020

More Adventures of Mama Moose and her Calf

 I'm continuing to follow a mama moose and calf pair. The calf was born this spring but is growing up so fast!

They really like a "wallow" which is a spring that bubbles up from under the ground. The dirt over it has turned to really sticky and deep mud. In this video, the pair visited it in daylight which gives a great perspective on how deep the mother sinks into the mud.

Watching them makes me really glad that I never accidentally stepped into the mud -  I might still be stuck in it!

Check out the short video!

16 comments:

  1. oh wow.... they are deep in the mud... like me as I tried to jump over a puddle...

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  2. I have been stuck in mud like this while trying to rescue a pet swan. The mud was actually pulling the boots right off my feet. It was not fun and the more you struggle, the worse it gets but there was no time to think about the situation at hand. The swan needed help.

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  3. I've been stuck in the mud a time or two and it's pretty frightening. Especially if no one is around.

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

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  4. That really doesn't look like lots of fun to us, but they sure like it!

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  5. I can tell the little guy is not happy with the deep mud, mama doesn't mind, now my what iffer has two questions. What if the little guy fell down, how would she get him out. question 2, if you went to get the cam photo and they were stuck what would you do????

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    1. Oh gosh! I don't know the answer to either one. I bet that the mama moose would try to help if the little guy fell down but I'm not sure how effective she'd be. And, if I found them stuck in the mud, I would not try to do anything by myself. I'd call our wildlife officials to see if they could help. Moose are really big and dangerous! I think that they are the most dangerous animals in our forest.

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  6. I wonder how deep it is. It looks like mama moose knows what she's doing, only once did she sink a bit deeper and then she left. Of course, I don't know if that's why she left. She must be teaching the calf something here as well.

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  7. They manage to do fairly well in that thick mud. Great footage.

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  8. Some humans pay mega bucks for mud facials and soaking their paws in mud.
    Love the calm and peace they have
    Hugs Cecilia

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  9. How fun to sneak a peek at the mamma moose and her calf.

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  10. I always enjoy the videos, especially with the young animals. Such a life you lead!

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  11. That sure is a muddy mess. Glad I don't have to deal with muddy paws from that.

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  12. This video reminds me of when we lived in Alaska - Our place backed up to a "greenbelt" and there was what was called a "bog" and it could be that same muddy mess along the edges. A good thing that moose have such long legs!

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  13. I hope they wash their hooves when they get home.

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  14. Not the sort of bog I would want to step into :)

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  15. Seeing calf and mother moose happily wallowing in the mud, I am thinking they would be quite at home here in Scotland!

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