By , February 18, 2020

Our stand off with moose continues, and intensifies as I write this (see A Month of Moose).

Yesterday, we hiked out to the car to get a few things, while walking Michelle out for work. Aly and I returned to the homestead, and found fresh tracks going down into the compound ahead of us. We looked around, and quickly found Mama Moose browsing below the veranda. We went around her to the beach and chased her away, but she returned shortly after that. We drove her off again, but she returned after dark (and after Michelle got home, thankfully) and apparently spent the night next to the cherry tree.

She left early, returned a bit later, and hung around this morning. We ran her off again.

We’re getting desperate, but we also have an idea . . . .

Moose Bed

I can’t show you the moose, but I can show where she’s been . . . She bedded down overnight by the big cherry tree (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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A Month of Moose

By , February 15, 2020

We’ve been dealing with moose invaders for a month now! The cow and calf that started hanging out in our yard have been back periodically since January 16th. To say it’s gotten old is to understate the situation.

I haven’t kept a running account here on the homestead blog, but some highlights include them bedding down on the property repeatedly, and the day the cow charged me.

moose bedded down in yard

It’s a poor exposure, but here’s Mama Moose, bedded down in our front yard one morning. Our various lights lit her up much better than the low-light exposure (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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