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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Moose on Hillside

Moose (a cow and a calf *) browsing on a wooded hillside.
 
Recently I had the good fortune to observe two moose browsing on a wooded hillside behind my house.  I had seen something moving far down the hill when I looked out an upstairs window early one morning.  The moose, of course, didn't know I was there, and they stopped often to leisurely nibble on twigs while making their way up the steep slope.  Soon I was able to view them better and take a few pictures.

* The calf would have been from the previous year.  A calf usually stays with its mother until she gives birth to a new calf in the following spring.