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Yearling Moose & Momma - Highway 62 south of Bancroft
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Author:  Splake [ April 29th, 2012, 9:28 am ]
Post subject:  Yearling Moose & Momma - Highway 62 south of Bancroft

I had to run up to the cottage Friday night to drain the water. (Note - even if the ground is thawed out at Easter, it's not safe to leave the water connected yet). The bonus for the trip was seeing a yearling moose and his mother browsing along Hwy 62. Momma was probably about 80 feet away from me when I started recording. She was a bit nervous of the cars going by but didn't seem too worried about us as she walked up to about 20 feet from us to get a drink.

I would never approach her that closely, but when she was wandering our way I took the 'stay still and don't startle her' approach.


Author:  Erhard [ April 29th, 2012, 10:09 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Yearling Moose & Momma - Highway 62 south of Bancroft

Nice closeup of that creature - just watch those ears monitor the neighbourhood! Did it pick up your scent? Maybe not, I can see the wind shaking the cattails and its direction may have been favorable....

Author:  Splake [ April 30th, 2012, 10:18 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Yearling Moose & Momma - Highway 62 south of Bancroft

She came close enough that I'm sure she could smell us. She could definitely see us and the other dozen folks who stopped to take a look.

Lots of phones and cameras came out including the 4 guys from the truck pulling the ATV trailer. :wink: We hear the occassional report of a moose sighting down toward the cottage, but this is the furthest south that I've actually seen one. Everyone who stopped appreciated the treat. :D

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