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    Default moose and moose sign / early May

    A few images from bushwacking last weekend...

    Here's a young bull moose browsing after dark...



    unidentified bone...



    moose yard...



    fresh shed moose antler...


    another fresh shed...



    followed this yearling cow for a while, then she posed nicely!



    After quite a while, she started walking toward me. I think she was seeing if I was mama, who has recently scooted her away. That happens in May, after mama has raised them since last May/June.



    She kept moving her head around and sniffing at me and walking toward me until she got about five feet away...



    Finally, she turned and walked though a beaver bog and out of sight.

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    Cool shots. I have enjoyed my own close up with moose recently on the Kanc. They seem so "tame" that sometimes you almost forget there is danger in the situation if not careful.

    I am hoping to stumble upon some shed antlers at some point.

    Thanks for sharing.


    LWA11

    PS- my moose shots are here: http://public.fotki.com/lwa11/2007places/may-2007/
    Last edited by lwa11; 05-17-2007 at 09:52 AM.

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    were you on a trail or just walking out in the woods . nice pictures
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    I was out bushwacking in the southern White Mtns.

    Nice pics, lwa11!

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    Is the loss of hair normal for the moose? Is it a winter type of thing? I have noticed that on my moose shots and those of others.

    lwa11

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    The closest I have been to a moose and didn't even realize it was last May. My family and I were camping at Saco River Campground in Conway and sometime before I awoke and came out of the tent a moose walked about 2 feet from the front of our tent. I followed his tracks as long as I could and never got to see him but it was cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lwa11
    Is the loss of hair normal for the moose? Is it a winter type of thing? I have noticed that on my moose shots and those of others.

    lwa11
    Yes, they are shedding their winter coat (molting) and the bulls are sprouting a fresh pair of antlers. You can see the little antler buds above their eyes, covered in velvet. The winter coat should be gone in a few more weeks, revealing a sleek, short summer coat.


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