Large female lounging in deep snow, but fled before I could photograph her.
This morning, a bull moose was sighted trotting across the property! All of our summer camp staff were treated to views of the moose with its budding antlers but it was gone by the time campers arrived.
A MOOSE was spotted at the far end of the field near the community gardens, just as it trotted towards the river and out of sight.
20" long leg bones, which I believe are the ulna and radius of a Moose. The giveaway in identifying the bones are at the top of the photo where you see the olecranon process extending up beyond the head of the radius.
Followed the trail to a little stand of Red Maples which were pretty hard hit by cambium feeding. The height of the feeding on this little tree was nearly 7', higher than deer go. Also, I posted a pic of the track that was there.
Followed the trail into a little stand of fir saplings that had all been freshly browsed. I have posted the photo of the track that was there so that you can see it wasn't browsed by deer.
09/07/2011, 9:38 AM
Canon EOS 7D, 1/80 sec, f/8, 400mm (EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM), ISO 400, Exp comp +2/3
or is this deer?
The moose (North America) or Eurasian elk (Europe) (Alces alces) is the largest extant species in the deer family. Moose are distinguished by the palmate antlers of the males; other members of the family have antlers with a dendritic ("twig-like") configuration. Moose typically inhabit boreal and mixed deciduous forests of the Northern Hemisphere in temperate to subarctic climates. Moose used to have a much wider range but hunting and other human activities greatly reduced it over...