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Don't Goose the Moose by TeresaB

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Nikon D300 ~ 80-400mm Nikkor Lens
f 5.6 ~ 1/125s ~ ISO 640
151 views as of 10-28-12
Taken at Northwest Trek near the base of Mt Rainier in Washington state (US)
These are free roaming animals. – Moose ~ Alces alces
There is good and there is bad in running into one of these big fellows in the fall! I did get some great shots of him, but they can get very cranky and do serious damage to the object of their anger, which in this case would have been me! As you can see, this guy kept his cool cause I’m still here!!
Per Wikipedia
The moose (North America) or Eurasian elk (Europe) is the largest extant species in the deer family. Moose are distinguished by the palmate antlers of the males; other members of the family have antlers with a dendritic (“twig-like”) configuration. Moose typically inhabit boreal and mixed deciduous forests of the Northern Hemisphere in temperate to subarctic climates. Moose used to have a much wider range but hunting and other human activities greatly reduced it over the years. Moose have been re-introduced to some of their former habitats. Their diet consists of both terrestrial and aquatic vegetation. The most common moose predators are wolves, bears, and humans. Unlike most other deer species, moose are solitary animals and do not form herds. Although generally slow-moving and sedentary, moose can become aggressive and move surprisingly fast if angered or startled. Their mating season in the autumn can lead to spectacular fights between males competing for the right to mate with a particular female.

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Comments

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 2 years ago

    Nice capture

  • Thank you so much Larry

    – TeresaB

  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesabout 2 years ago

    Super capture Teresa.

  • Thanks so very much Mark

    – TeresaB

  • murals2go
    murals2goabout 2 years ago

    Fabulous!!!

  • Thank you so very much Birg

    – TeresaB

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2about 2 years ago

  • Thank you so very much Angie!! I’m honored and I’m delighted!!

    – TeresaB

  • photosbytony
    photosbytonyabout 2 years ago

    Great shot Teresa, he looks pretty intimidating for sure ! tony

  • Thanks so very much Tony

    – TeresaB

  • Kay Kempton Raade
    Kay Kempton Raadeabout 2 years ago

    Teresa! Super!! I wish I could find a moose that isn’t turned away or surrounded by 50 tourists!!

  • Thank you so very much Kay!! They ordinarily are very elusive. This fellow amazed me by being out in a large meadow. They usually stay in the deep forest.

    – TeresaB

  • kristijohnson
    kristijohnsonabout 2 years ago

    Darn! I had planned on goosing moose’s today! LOL Glad you weren’t hurt because he looks a bit cranky! Beautiful but cranky!! Your title’s always make me laugh!

  • LOL!! Thank you so much Kristi!! So glad I got the word to you before you went goosing!! It’s a dangerous business!!

    – TeresaB

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 2 years ago

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 2 years ago


    Sept 30 – 1 per 24hrs

  • John44
    John44about 2 years ago

    Outstanding photography

  • Thank you so very much John

    – TeresaB

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