Canadian in Candia

April 2, 2009

Baby moose

Filed under: Wildlife — Tags: , , , , — Miriam @ 10:29 am

Baby moose, originally uploaded by mbarsalou.

This morning Adam called me for my daily “are you out of bed” call. I look across the street and standing there I see some gangly legs under a tree next to the pond. I’m thinking “Oh No, one of the foals got out”. Then I realised the legs were skinny even for a young horse. So the place across the street is a federally licensed zoo. I became concerned that perhaps it was a reindeer that had escaped. Then I realised what it was “Gotta go honey, there’s a moose in John’s yard, I gotta take pictures”. “Ok, be careful”.

Baby moose

At first the moose just happily stood around munching on the buds of the willow tree. And I snapped a bunch of pictures. From the side of the road, pretty far away.

Baby moose

Then the moose decided to get out of there before the evil geese he’d been reading about on my blog showed up. At this point I was back on my side of the road. She wandered around John’s driveway for a bit, acting a little skittish every time a car passed by. I was worried for her and she was getting a little close to me.

Baby moose

Then she crossed the road only feet away from me. Maybe she thought I was a crossing guard, but either way, I had no fear that she was going to bump into me or anything. Sorry for the blurry picture, but I was concerned for cars as well.

Baby moose

She then proceeded to hang out behind my house for a while just on the other side of our stone wall. I couldn’t get over how close she let me get. When I got too close she just very gently walked away. I hope she’s OK, she has a bit of a limp in her front leg.

Baby moose

As for the evil geese, they almost caused a crash this morning long after the moose was gone. They were IN the road hissing and flapping at cars that stopped for them. One car had to go into the oncoming traffic lane to avoid hitting someone who had been stopped by the geese.



  1. I can’t believe you got a pic of a moose. I have been waiting almost four years to get a picture of one. Lucky!!!! They are like mystical creatures with those long lets and funny snouts. Amazing.

    Comment by Jes the Bes — April 2, 2009 @ 10:56 am

    • My ex-boss is still convinced that moose are mythical creatures and that all pictures of them are actually photoshopped. It’s probably the closest I’ve ever been to a moose while not in a car. Hope you get to see one without having to slam on car brakes on a dark and foggy night, that was one of my first real photo opportunities. Too bad I was too rattled to reach for the camera on the seat next me when he looked into my car window.

      Comment by candiacrew — April 7, 2009 @ 9:43 am

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