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A Christmas moose… or two

Bull moose grazing - 2013 © Christopher Martin
My parents and I went out for our fairly annual moose run this morning.  The kids give the drive to look for wildlife a pass as they were busy assembling new toys and reading new books.  We found two bull moose in a line of aspen along a ridge and watched them walking for a few minutes.  They dropped down through the deep snow into a meadow of scrubby willows nearby and set about grazing on the slender branches.

Antler free - 2013 © Christopher Martin
One of the moose had shed its antlers while the other still carried a beautiful rack.  Both were big, strong boys and it was great to see them in such good health here in the middle of winter.

Reaching up - 2013 © Christopher Martin

Aside from that, it was nice to share an encounter with these wonderful animals with my parents on Christmas morning.

A little shy - 2013 © Christopher Martin

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7 responses

  1. What a fantastic encounter !

    January 13, 2014 at 5:51 pm

  2. I love seeing that some moose are still living happy and healthy lives … gorgeous picts of them. The moose population is dangerously low here in Minnesota … our moose are dying and we do not see them very often any more.

    December 26, 2013 at 8:04 am

  3. They do look massive-nice in the snowy surroundings-Merry Christmas!

    December 25, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    • Merry Christmas Jane! I hope the birds visit you lot’s over the holidays.

      December 26, 2013 at 10:57 am

  4. aheneghana

    Was looking forward to a good read – when clicking the link got a Bitdefender Malware warning – did not check up further. Merry Christmas to all

    December 25, 2013 at 6:08 pm

  5. Sounds like a lovely way to start Christmas morning.

    December 25, 2013 at 3:13 pm

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