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How big is a Moose?

How big is a Moose? Big enough to block a full lane of roadway. 😉

It is Moose Monday and I share this image not because it is particularly great artistically but rather because it does a great job demonstrating just how big these guys are. Unless you have seen one and been relatively close, it is hard to appreciate their sheer size. Needless to say, they are massive.

Moose are the largest member of the deer family although the sub-species we have here in Colorado, the Shiras moose, are the smallest of moose sub-species. That however does not mean they are truly small. They can stand six feet tall at the shoulder and weigh up to 1,200 pounds!

A Moose bull stands across a road in Colorado's high country. (© Tony’s Takes)

A Moose bull stands across a road in Colorado’s high country. (© Tony’s Takes)

When this guy wanted to cross the road on this cold, foggy morning back in September, you can bet I gave him a very wide berth.

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