Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Martha and Diego were sitting by the fire chatting and heard something in the bushes, then saw something move. Hearing that, I joined them. Sure enough, there was a moose in the woods. It turned out to be a mother and a calf, and they seemed to be foraging the campsites for the purple flowers. First they went into the vacant campsite beside us. I went around to get some pictures in almost dark conditions. That seemed to scare them into the brush between the sites. It’s amazing how they an go through the thickest brush. They emerged right behind the trailer and worked around the edge of our campsite for their favorite flower. Totally unconcerned by us, I took about 45 pictures, backing up as they came around. It finally got so dark, I had to use the flash. After a few of those, Momma decided it was time to go, and they ambled down the hill. What a day we have had, and what an ending1 They put on a show for about 15 minutes.
Nice job… Very dangerous, mama and calf… Usually there’s a second calf as twins are most common with Moose. Good you backed off as if mama charged, you better have a very safe spot very close by… Keep sharing pal… Regards to Martha and Diego (didn’t know he was with you guys). M
Hi Mark. I know moose can be very dangerous, mainly because they look so docile. Diego was just here for a week, and has returned to Mexico now. We had a great whale tour. If I ever get any wifi, I will post it.