This young weanling, spent a month, living in our farm yard March 2007. The white patches that you see on the moose, is a tell-tale a sign of ticks. If they have a heavy infestation of ticks, the moose will die. We found a carcass of a moose in our bush later that spring. We don't believe it was this one. Why?
Winter of 2008, we had a cow/calf pair living in the field (We call that field, the Long Field. It is about 1/2 mile long. The Long Field is the quarter east of the home quarter) not far from the house. We think it was this moose, in the photos. She wasn't scared of us or the dogs at all. It was like she was use to us. We would go open the gates, to feed the cows, and she wouldn't run away. She just hung back a bit. She never took her calf and headed for the bush. When we had put a bit of a distance between us and the hay, she would bring her calf up and eat with the cows. I wish I had pictures of that.
ps....boy has our yard change in the past five years of living here!! vast improvements!Pin It