Actually it is Momma moose and her 2 kids. OK… before you bash me for a crappy pic of a moose butt…let me fill you in. While heading back home after a gig near Rollinsville today, I spied a number of cars parked along the Peak to Peak Highway about half way between Ned and Rollinsville, not only were there a handful of cars, there were about 10 people along the side of the road, a good handful of them with cameras. Lucky for me I had my camera in the truck, as I drove by the center of the group I could see some critters off in the brush. At first I thought…..Elk? ..then why so many people? we see Elk all the time…after walking up to the group I could see that they were Moose.
As I approached the human group, the Moose group headed off into the thicker brush before I could get a good pic…the loud rumbling truck that went by must have spooked them somewhat. They headed along the road through some thick willows before heading deeper into the forest. Since tracking a moose…and especially a Mother Moose with kids is high on the list of dumb things to do with very large game, especially un-armed… as my .44 is on the shelf back home. I considered my moose butt pic satisfactory.
This is fifth moose sighting I have had in the last few years. Tori and I spied one while hiking in the west Magnolia area a couple years ago. I also saw one about then when heading to get the girls from school. the other two were in Rocky….Our all time best Moose views however were from a couple years ago up in the Park near Sprague Lake. Still looking for Bullwinkle with his impressive spread…these cows and kids are utterly “rackless”.