I live in East Tennessee (the garden spot of the world!) and there are no moose here. However, several years ago I was hiking in west Yellowstone and came upon one. It was ENORMOUS!- much bigger than I had imagined. 4 years ago
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How I did it: I live in Maine (you know, where the mooseare supposed to be). But in my entire lifetime I had never seen a wild moose. Until when I was about 14 or 15. Then I suddenly began to see moose everywhere.
How I did it: Meese, because there were two we stumbled upon while I was riding horses with my children just outside Glacier National Park in Montana.
The horses started acting all freaked out, their eyes rolling in fear. We saw why very shortly.
It was a moose and her calf, standing slightly uphill just 15 feet away. I was so thankful we didn't come between her and her baby and we got out of there quickly.
Amazing sight, they are so gangly, huge, dangerous and prehistoric. Read how I did it… 3 years ago
I was in Yellowstone park decades ago, and as I was driving out of the park, I got in a traffic jam. People were getting out of there cars and walking toward the thin trees forest type area that goes along the road. There was a couple hundred feet of grass before that area. I figured something was up..then I saw IT! HUGE HUGE HUGE… bigger than life! I thought it would be tall like a man..oh no! It looked almost twice as tall and 2 1/2 times as long! HUGE! Just unbelievable. It just stood there as (sorry)..stupid people walked right up to it!!! I guess the traffic got moving… I will never forget that picture… because of it’s size it was the Real thing..nature.. I sure felt small in life. Take time to really look when you in the Parks. 5 years ago
I was having a quiet, relaxing morning in my garden. I like to sit out there and write in my journal and read. For some reason, I just felt like I had to get up and walk towards the house. Just as I stood in front of our little house, I heard the loud thump of wild hooves. My first thought was that one of the horses across the road had gotten out and was loose in my yard. But as I stood there watching, I saw a moose slowly amble into my yard. It was a huge and very powerful animal. My thought was that I wanted it to stay away from my little car parked in the yard. So it looked at me, looked at the car behind it on the road which had stopped for it, then slowly walked down my driveway until it jumped into the forest. I was totally shocked! I think it had looked confused, looking back several times. It was almost as if the little triangle of forest that had been chopped down next to our driveway confused it. It was looking for trees that were no longer there. Well, that was my morning excitement today! 6 years ago
Why are people so fascinated by moose? They are big. They are dumb. They hang out in swamps. They cause car accidents and kill people because they are slow and don’t move out of the way. “Brake for moose – it could save your life” is the first sign you see when you enter Maine from New Hampshire. Don’t laugh. It’s true. 6 years ago
moose in our regional zoo in Skåne. The German tourists flock to see the moose there. I’ve even seen moose in our forest near our summer home more than once. I brake for moose! 6 years ago
It was standing by a hot pool, early morning mist mixing with the sulfurous vapors. It stared at me and slowly walked away.
One of the rangers there claimed that moose can swim. Now that would be something to see… 6 years ago
... and I remembered that I wrote about this on 43T a few months back! I looked it up, and here’s what I wrote:
I was in the Army, on a fire fighting mission near Kalispell, Montana. I was transporting firefighters back to the base camp, driving on the side of a mountain on a dirt road. I looked to my right and down below I saw a moose near a stream! I got so excited when I saw that moose! I completely stopped the truck to get a look at it. Needless to say, the firefighters weren’t as interested in the wildlife as I was, so we moved along shortly. Last summer I went up to Grand Teton and Yellowsone National Parks and had the chance to see 4 more moose, including a baby! I was just as excited this past summer as I was the first time I saw a moose. :) 6 years ago
Around christmas 1988.
In the back garden of the house I was staying at in Maine.
It was prehistoric huge. 6 years ago
A cow and calf at Yellowstone while on a hike. Luckily, I wasn’t too close! 6 years ago
lol, i’ve seen moose so often, lol, i had them eating strawberries in my front yard, oh so cute ! 6 years ago
a very shy animal, but great to see, thankfully on my trip i didnt see a deceased one, though i saw a few stuffed bears 6 years ago
we chased a moose up a mountainside in montana in a suburban at about 35 miles per hour. unreal. hope you all get to see one someday, they are amazing animals. 7 years ago
moose are so huge, will charge moving cars sometimes, and will kill you if you hit them. i was chatting with this guy from thunderbay (ontario) and he told me that something like a third of his graduating class from highschool were already dead from hitting moose at night. i thought that was crazy. i mean, one evening driving around thunderbay i saw three moose
- or rather, saw one, and swerved around two - so, clearly there are a lot of moose around there, but one third?? dead??? crazy. terrible. bizarre.
still, they are very impressive and strange. giant canadian forest cows. 7 years ago
of a cow moose walking along the road in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Want more! 7 years ago
We were in colorado this last summer (‘05) and we saw two, and female and man. Beautiful. 7 years ago
Their antlers are so big! It was amazing to see them in their natural habitat. 7 years ago
Don’t do it on foot, either. I was in a very tall jacked up van when I drove around a corner and she was standing in the middle of the road. She was as tall as I was. They can be dangerous, and sometimes charge, so I was glad I was in the van, just a few feet from her. She was in a mellow mood and ambled off the road and into the woods. This one was in Colorado, where they have been reintroduced and seem to be multiplying quite well. 7 years ago