Sunday, May 15, 2016
Of Moose and Men
My apologies to John Steinbeck for the bad pun, but the moose are everywhere. I suppose the mild winter has a lot to do with their abundance First of all, low snow made for easier access to browse so starvation was at a minimum. Secondly, low snow led to fewer highway fatalities. In fact, the road kill numbers are about half of the historical average.
The past couple of weeks there's been one moose that likes to take an afternoon siesta in our front yard. I can run a leaf blower, a chain saw, whatever, and it doesn't bother this girl. But, when it comes time to eat, it's time to eat, and she moves on her merry way.
At the hooves of this moose is why we get so many spring moose at Beaver Creek. With the right combination of sun, water, and glacier muck, the first green shoots of grass emerge here.
Oh, by the way, I did have a chance to float the river. I will post about it later this week.
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