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Can’t I just eat in peace?

Taken this past Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Brainard Lake in Arapaho National Forest, Colorado. This was one of five Bull Moose out right at dawn and he was in fact one of the smallest of the group but was about 6 feet tall.  In the background is the 13,229 foot tall Mount Audubon.

Did you know Bull Moose can weigh 1500 pounds and despite their heft, reach speeds of 35 mph? Definitely nothing you want to tangle with. 😉

Scroll down below the photo for a complete gallery of moose pictures from that day.

A moose bull eats its breakfast with the Colorado Rockies in the background.  © Tony’s Takes

A moose bull eats its breakfast with the Colorado Rockies in the background. © Tony’s Takes

Squaring off: Bull moose test each other

This image from Saturday shows two bull moose squaring off in what was a relatively gentle test. Preparations for the rut in September / October? Possibly. Like elk, moose will become very aggressive during mating season.  Any humans in the vicinity could find themselves attacked.

Taken at Brainard Lake in Arapaho National Forest, Colorado.

Two moose bulls square off in what was a relatively gentle contest.  © Tony’s Takes

Two moose bulls square off in what was a relatively gentle contest. © Tony’s Takes

Bull moose at sunrise

This guy was one of five at a spot in Arapaho National Forest west of Boulder, Colorado this morning. He was one of the smaller ones but also one of the more photogenic.

This is the first time I have this close to a bull moose and let me tell you, they are massive, impressive animals to say the least. Their sheer size is absolutely intimidating and nothing you want to mess with.

Moose bull at sunrise. © Tony’s Takes

Moose bull at sunrise. © Tony’s Takes