Here a Moose, There a Moose, Everywhere a Moose Moose
Some people have never seen a moose in the wild. Other people see moose everywhere. This was the case last week when a neighbor was returning home on the Gunflint Trail. Keep in mind the total distance of the route traveled was only 1 mile!
I came home tonight about 6:30 PM. I turned off of the Gunflint Trail onto
undisclosed location, went about 3 blocks and ran into the cow and baby in the
first two pictures. I watched them and talked to them for about 5 minutes
and then as I drove closer to them they walked into the woods. I went no
more than another 2 blocks down the road and ran into another cow and baby.
They weren’t as patient with me. I must has gotten too close because they
immediately got up and headed into the woods. That was OK because I was
pulling a big trailer, I was tired and just wanted to get home. Another 4
blocks ahead at the top of the hill heading down to undisclosed location was a
solo two year old.
There has been an incredible number of moose sightings all along the
Gunflint Trail this spring. Up on our end especially. It’s unusual to
drive the Trail and NOT see a moose or two. I have seen as many as 6 on undisclosed location at one time this spring. Earlier this year one of those cows had
two calves, but lately I have only seen each cow with just one. Anyway,
that’s what’s going on in my back yard.