Spending the morning with moose

On Sunday morning I went into West Bragg to look or wildlife along the backroads and a few trails.  When I got to Wild Rose, there was a moose cow halfway up a driveway.  I didn’t have a good angle but it was nice to watch it eating branches for a few minutes.  While I was waiting to see if she would walk into a better position, another moose walked into another stand of branches that was much closer to me.  About 20 meters away!  She didn’t seem bothered by me so I set about photographing my new friend.

After about half an hour, her curiosity got the best of her as she walked out of the bushes, onto the driveway and walked towards me.  I stepped back towards the rear of my car and she walked around the front.

She snacked on a small group of brambles right beside where I had parked my car for a couple of minutes and then retraced her path back up the driveway.

She stopped at a few branches as she walked up the rise and then laid down on the lawn in the snow. 

I took this last picture before I left her to relax.  I hope spring comes soon so that all of the wildlife get to forage on some greenery.  I think this winter’s early start, cold spells and deep snow have taken a toll on their reserves.

7 responses

  1. Marnie vanloon

    Love your moose. Feel as though I”m right there with you.

    March 29, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    • Hopefully when you visit this summer we will be able to find them cooling off at one of the ponds like we did in the Kootenays a few years ago!

      March 29, 2011 at 3:44 pm

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  3. Now that’s my idea of back road wildlife. I want to thank Freshly Pressed for letting me find your blog (via the Elk post).

    March 29, 2011 at 8:05 am

  4. After looking into her eyes, I think she is a sweet girl! Great photos!

    March 29, 2011 at 7:50 am

    • Couldn’t agree more – and I’m glad she didn’t show me any other sides to her personality!

      March 29, 2011 at 8:10 am

  5. I always enjoy your moose images. They seem at peace with you, and you with them. Thanks for sharing, and gorgeous images as always! 🙂

    March 29, 2011 at 7:33 am

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