We recently sat down and mapped our summer camping trips and were sure to include a couple to the location where we can find these gorgeous creatures.
Moose are such impressive animals and while they are usually calm and gentle, they can quickly turn aggressive to defend their young or during the annual rut when the bulls’ hormones are raging. In the case of this particular bull, he tolerated my presence but not much more than that, as mating season was approaching. He slowly grazed on the willows, rarely taking his eyes off of me – or me it.
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!
You cannot begin to appreciate their size until you are up close with one. Taken in September 2015 in Arapaho National Forest, Colorado.