#AtoZChallenge – Moose

Moose are the largest members of the deer family. These large herbivores eat shoots from trees, grass, nuts and aquatic plants.

Quite often during the winter, moose are drawn to the roads to like the salt that has been used to melt ice.

On a trip home from up north one summer, we decided to drive through Algonquin Park and are so glad we did. At one spot, the shoulder of the road was lined with cars so we knew there was an animal of some kind (moose, deer, bear) in the woods by the roadside. Parking the car, we ventured closer and there it was – a solitary young bull moose.

Young moose in Algonquin Park, Ontario, Canada


Young moose in Algonquin Park, Ontario, Canada

As people pushed toward it from behind, my husband and I moved in the direction is was going and I was rewarded with some fantastic pictures of the large animal. We watched it for a long time before it took any interest in us and slowly ambled off further into the woods.

3 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge – Moose”

  1. Look at those lovely antlers. Fascinating animal.
    Great pictures. I’m always excited when I get to see an animal up close and take its picture.

  2. We saw a female moose when in Algonquin:) My dad was a lumberman and he said the worst animal to come across was the moose. He said they are huge, unpredictable and stupid:)

  3. Those are great shots! The antlers are so big and impressive!
    I, too, love getting a chance to take pics of wild animals. We often go to Cambria and deer roam around regularly in the neighborhoods there, in and around people’s front yards. On one trip, we followed a family of deer from yard to yard, just watching them and taking pictures. They must have thought we were stalking them. Well, I guess we were… 🙂 They are so peaceful and beautiful.

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