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    These moose pics were taken over the past few days...

    two bull moose...one has dropped his antlers and the other has not...





    After the craziness of the rutting season, now is a mellow time of fattening up for the winter months...good thing because although they have no trouble moving through this snow, it's up to my waiste





    Here's another bull who has recently dropped his antlers...we can see a bit of blood on his fur just below where the antler was...he's enjoying some young spruce branches...mmmmmm...






    Here's a baby bull trying hard to cross the Swift River to join mama, who had already crossed and was waiting high up on the bank. I heard her several times and saw branches move so I knew just where she was.














    After he made it through the deep part he slowed down and lingered. He had an eye on me the whole time and he started coming closer to me. You could see worry in his eyes. He might have thought I was mama for a moment.














    He may be a half year old, but I beleive he is one and a half, heading into his second winter. He eventually found his way to mama and off they went. I wonder if that will be a childhood memory for him.

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    Wonderful pictures! I shared them with both my girls this morning, what a delight to show them such detailed, lovely pictures.

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    Wow, those are incredible.

    What part of the Swift River was this?

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    Great shots! It looks like your in the river with him.
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    Wonderful pictures as always. I really love to see moose.One of my favorites. Thank for sharing Patrick.

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    Nobody, and I mean nobody, captures moose in the wild like you, Patrick. Bill Silliker who?

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    Patrick,

    That young moose knew you were mama. Come to mama!
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    The beauty of these animals in this setting is simply amazing and you always show us the best of it Patrick. The expression on the face of the baby as he is struggling in the river and then the change to relief as he realizes that he's made it and sees mama (or is that you) is just awesome.
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    Thanks very much for the nice comments; it's such a pleasure to share!

    Here's the last shot I took as he walked past me. After this, he was too close to fit in the frame and I didn't have a smaller lens. He had started to look up the bank toward where mama was so I think he had smelled her and he was moving in that direction. It was a very wonderful experience!





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    Quote Originally Posted by forestgnome View Post
    two bull moose...one has dropped his antlers and the other has not...
    I never knew they came off...did they ever find them in that snow?

    how do they get them back on if they drop them?

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