"Moose are solitary animals, which is why your encounter will probably
No wonder I like moose so much. They are solitary animals and happy alone. We're kindred spirits.
The mother moose pictured here is a regular around where I spend the summer and fall. She feels like a special neighbor to me. These pics were taken about a mile from my cabin last night. The sun had gone down and it was sprinkling. Last week they were in the meadow even closer to my place. They were grazing with a deer nearby. Right after these photos were taken, I saw a large, gorgeous bull elk crossing a stream and running into the forest. I read where throughout continental Europe, what we call a moose has often been known as the "elk."
DID YOU KNOW?
According to EarthJustice.org, "Warming temperatures have led to an explosion of white-tailed deer population in northern Minnesota, which carry a parasitic worm that is deadly to moose. The worm damages the moose’s central nervous system, leaving it weak, disoriented and susceptible to predation. Global warming is also allowing dog ticks to expand northward in Maine, which hurts the moose population of the Northeast." [source]
When you get up close on a fall day ... there's a whole world under our feet and all around us that we pay little attention to.