Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

April 20, 2012

I Did a Sneak


 After yesterday's moose shoot, I sort of figured that it was time to do a sneak on the calf. The camera, unfortunately, decided to focus on the closer trees.
 She was a little cautious at first, eyeing me very carefully as I got closer. Curious, but not afraid. The snow had frozen, and was hard enough to walk on without making a lot of noise.
 Back to eating. Have you ever noticed that the best things are just out of reach? just like horses. The grass (twigs) are tastier if you have to reach a little.
 Yep, really reach!
I didn't want to try getting closer. Spooked moose tend to take out fences, which means more work for the fence repairer, me.

Besides mama was keeping a close eye on junior and that strange two legged moose eating guy with the camera.


From Wikipedia
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 the years. Moose have been re-introduced to some of their former habitats. Their diet consists of both terrestrial and aquatic vegetation. The most common moose predators are wolves, bears, and humans. Unlike most other deer species, moose are solitary animals and do not form herds. Although generally slow-moving and sedentary, moose can become aggressive and move surprisingly fast if angered or startled. Their mating season in the autumn can lead to spectacular fights between males competing for the right to mate with a particular female.

Canada: There are an estimated 500,000 to 1,000,000 moose 

8 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

so cool! yes, please stay safe from those odd horses!

Karen said...

Ian, that's so amazing, especially for a FL gal like me! Love it!

covnitkepr1 said...

Nice pics.

Terry said...

Wow!

Chai Chai said...

Wow, very cool but potentially dangerous too.

Linda said...

Ian, these are great! I especially love the first photo...fantastic shots!

joyce said...

Funny you should mention that...I was jsut walking around my yard looking for signs of anything green popping out of the dirt, when I noticed my young lilac bushes have been pruned...and not by me! Either the deer or the moose are the culprits.
Its so nice to see other people with the same focusing problems I have!

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