Saturday, October 17, 2015

Magnificent Moose in Montana



Mama moose and her calf
We just returned home after a couple of days in Kalispell, MT. The weather was picture perfect, we watched some really good high school soccer games, and enjoyed the beauty of Montana.

Yesterday I published a post about bears in Montana.  We didn't see any bears on our drive to Kalispell - but we did

spot some pronghorn antelope, a bald eagle, and a mama moose and her calf.

The moose were in an open field. We pulled over to watch them, and when they were a safe distance away, I got out of the car and took some pictures (using my zoom lens.)



mama moose and calf


mama moose and baby





















Did you know that moose, especially a mother with her calf, can be very dangerous?

We enjoyed our trip, and now we are looking forward to the weekend. I hope you are too!

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    1. Yes - it was. Even though we see a lot of wildlife where we live, it has been fairly rare that I have seen a moose.

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  2. I hadn't realized how big a moose is until recently - I imagine they could do some damage if you upset them!

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    1. They are HUGE Leanne - and yes, you don't want to upset them - or hit one with your car.

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  3. It must be pretty amazing to drive around and see these amazing animals in front of you, in all their majesty and in such wide open spaces. All we get over here are goats and sheep...lol

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    1. They are pretty cool - but I also loved seeing the sheep and goats on the hillsides of Greece when I was there!

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  4. How amazing. I think that ALL mothers with babies can be dangerous. A protection issue.

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    1. Yes - I can even be pretty ferocious, but only when it comes to my kids.

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  5. I would imagine they could be and would be dangerous...particular when protecting their young.

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    1. You would never, ever want to be between a mama moose and her young!

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  6. I know I won't see any moose where I am going although I would love to see some! We stayed in Kalispell when we went to Glacier back in 2010. I don't really remember to much about it after spending time in Glacier we were all worn out when we got there and just slept! I would love to go back there one day though!

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    1. Kalispell is actually a pretty fun town - I have ususally been busy with swim meets or soccer, or just passing through before or after a trip to Glacier, but last week we found a few really fun places to eat. If you get that close to me again Rena, you better let me know!

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  7. We were in Montana, too! Visiting family in Bozeman. We saw a bojillion antelope. Husby was so excited because they used to roam freely and numerously where we live, but we haven't seen them in a very long time!

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    1. When I see them, I always hear the song in my head'
      "Home, home on the range, where the deer and the antelope play ...."!
      You were in Bozeman recently? - Let me know next time Diane! I know sometimes there is just enough time to spend with family - but it would be fun to meet up. :)

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  8. It is always a treat to see moose. I got some good pictures a few years ago of twin calves frolicking in a field between Elliston and Avon. I took the pictures from the truck with the zoom. We never saw the "mama" until a week later when we were on our way home. They always look peaceful but, as we all know, they can be pretty ornery!

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    1. Twin calves would be so fun to see!
      My neice was visiting one year and really wanted to see a moose. Even a trip to Yellowstone did not produce one ... we finally drove by the metal statue (very realistic from a distance) of one in the woods down past where you live Lynn, and pointed it out. She was so excited and I thought she would go home happy, until my kids informed her it wasn't real ... and then she was just mad.

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  9. That's too funny! That metal one fooled me once, too, after they first put it up.

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