We took Lumpy on a moose hunt this week. He was, as you can imagine, eager to see his first moose.
We made it an overnight trip, hoping to spot moose both in the evening and in the morning.
Apparently moose, unlike Lumpy and I, are not early risers.
Our first moose sighting! Very exciting!
It was past dusk, so this photo had to be lightened so you could see the moose, too.
Moose are not naturally afraid of people, so they do not run and hide when you stand nearby staring at them.
See those two dark shapes way far away?
Those are moose, we promise.
My husband spotted a moose as he was driving -
and they were on my side of the road, where I was really doing my best to spot them.
(Lumpy was napping.)
As we were looking at the first moose, the second came out of the woods!
Lumpy investigated the crunchy willow Moose like to munch.
We walked about quite a bit in the locations where there had been recent sightings.
Our conclusion: if you don't see a moose from the car, you won't see it walking around, either.
You wouldn't think such large animals could hide so well, but they do.
Finally, up close and personal with a moose!
This life sized fellow is made of barbed wire,
but don't worry, he isn't dangerous.