Country Living Series

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Moose tracks

Don and I went walking yesterday, picking our way carefully amidst icy patches on the road. Suddenly we looked down and saw -- moose tracks.

Don put his size-10 snow boot right next to a pair (front hoof/back hoof) of tracks for purposes of comparison. Big mamas!


We traced the tracks up the road...



...until we saw where the animal jumped over a snow berm and headed off down a side road.


Besides sheer size, moose tracks are identifiable by a characteristic heart-shaped print. We've been having moose hanging around, so seeing prints isn't surprising. Just fun!

8 comments:

  1. I saw moose tracks by my house also, however these are of the very dark milk duds type, placed in large mounds, yup moose was here.

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  2. Moose are ill tempered, have no respect for fences (they knock em down regularly) eat a whole garden down to nubs before dawn and harass domestic animals (not to mention people). But on the plus side they are tasty and make fantastic hide coats.

    Good luck.

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  3. I was wondering: how will you protect your veggie garden + fruit trees from munching moose? I've heard that they can destroy a garden in no time. Melissa

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  4. Is there a season on moose in Northern Idaho?
    Chemechie

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    1. Yes, but I don't know when (we're not hunters). I believe it's a lottery.

      - Patrice

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