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Title: Bullwinkle Passing Through
Post by: Greg on November 26, 2013, 10:00:49 PM
We had the pleasure of seeing one of our mosey denizens as he wandered through our subdivision this morning.  While not a trophy moose, that is, one for the record books, he was pretty good-sized, with about a 55" antler spread.  The light wasn't very good, as it was sort of dim, no thanks to the weather, but you get the idea.  He probably topped  1000 lb.

(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h452/GregOlson1/DSCN1058_zpsb4efe393.jpg) (http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/GregOlson1/media/DSCN1058_zpsb4efe393.jpg.html)
(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h452/GregOlson1/DSCN1054_zps71799124.jpg) (http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/GregOlson1/media/DSCN1054_zps71799124.jpg.html)

He was right behind my pickup, about 50 feet away, in the street
(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h452/GregOlson1/DSCN1059_zps98ddda98.jpg) (http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/GregOlson1/media/DSCN1059_zps98ddda98.jpg.html)

This is the best one, so you get an idea of his size and antlers
(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h452/GregOlson1/DSCN1060_zps884ddb29.jpg) (http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/GregOlson1/media/DSCN1060_zps884ddb29.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Bullwinkle Passing Through
Post by: Buffalo on November 26, 2013, 11:52:23 PM
Those are big animals not doubt. 


Title: Re: Bullwinkle Passing Through
Post by: billg on November 26, 2013, 11:52:31 PM
Had a female moose and calf come through our drive, twice, while on Elmendorf in the early '60s.  Quite the sight no matter where you are.


Title: Re: Bullwinkle Passing Through
Post by: Dan on November 27, 2013, 12:01:46 AM
That was cool!  Thanks for sharing.


Title: Re: Bullwinkle Passing Through
Post by: Greg on November 27, 2013, 12:13:53 AM
Heh, Heh, I got so excited at seeing the moose that I totally forgot my new Panasonic Lumix super zoom camera.  That would have gotten a better shot or two, a bit closer in zoom shot.  But it was pretty cool.  There's lots of moose that come down in the winter because the food is easier for them to get to, but we don't often see them on our street.  The big bulls are even rarer a sight.


Title: Re: Bullwinkle Passing Through
Post by: Maggie on November 27, 2013, 02:00:47 AM
Wow they are so big!


Title: Re: Bullwinkle Passing Through
Post by: Expat47 on November 27, 2013, 01:57:15 PM
Quite a site.


Title: Re: Bullwinkle Passing Through
Post by: davew on December 07, 2013, 02:29:55 PM
thanks for sharing


Title: Re: Bullwinkle Passing Through
Post by: carewser on February 02, 2014, 09:55:10 PM
It always amazes me how those spindly little legs can hold up such a brawny beast