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Post Posted: Jun 9, 2019 4:04 pm 
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Friday evening at dusk there was a lone moose in my yard (south of Conifer off Pleasant Park Rd). He was taller than a horse! First time I'd seen one. Very cool! Wish I could have gotten a picture.


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Lucky you! That must have been something to experience.


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Woohoo! Good for you! I have lived up here for 40+ years...have never seen a moose! Soon, I hope! (?)... ;)


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MIRSH wrote:
First time I'd seen one. Very cool!

:applause: :applause: :applause: :applause:

The first time is always so very special! I saw my first moose in Grand Teton Natl park which was magical even w/o a moose sighting.

I've not seen one yet this year. I am lucky that my property is on one of their Spring pathways. I see at least one every year!

They are my favorite animal on this continent. And run second only to elephants.


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Elephants? Where? In Conifer? HaHa! Hey, what happened to my post about the bald eagles and yellow-bellied sapsuckers? Don't they belong here too? Both are kinda unusual, I know, but the weather has been very weird this year as we all know--record snow-pack up high and flooding back east. Maybe it's driving these unusual birds into our lvely "Banana Belt."


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Yep, I saw one too. First one I’ve seen in 25 years.
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Elephants? Where? In Conifer?

Rumor has it that back around 1900-1920 ish the elephants for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus were wintered up here in the area where Meyers ranch is...apparently the winters were much more milder back then before "global warming" became a thing.


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MIRSH wrote:
First time I'd seen one. Very cool!

:applause: :applause: :applause: :applause:

The first time is always so very special! I saw my first moose in Grand Teton Natl park which was magical even w/o a moose sighting.

I've not seen one yet this year. I am lucky that my property is on one of their Spring pathways. I see at least one every year!

They are my favorite animal on this continent. And run second only to elephants.

Luck you to see them yearly! The first moose I remember seeing was near Banff, Alberta, Canada, but this was the first time here in 30 years. It felt like a scene from Northern Exposure (think that was the name of the TV show). I keep watching, hoping to see him/her again.


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RE my favorite Northern Exposure moment.... Several years ago, we saw a moose walking along the side of the Evergreen Parkway, just down a bit from the Post office (and maybe on the way to the lake). How lucky we are to have such experiences!

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Saw my first moose of the season! But the situation was a little bit sad.

It was a baby moose, perhaps 4ft tall to the top of its head. Poor thing was running about frantically, I assume looking for its mom.

By the time I could pull over safely and grab my phone, I could not get a good pic of it.
I sure hope the little one found its mom okay. :praying:

They are out there folks. Keep your eyes peeled especially along the creeks and ponds.

Seems like we are getting more and more every year! :applause:


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Elephants? Where? In Conifer? HaHa!


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MANY years ago, I was very fortunate to spend about 3 weeks on photographic safari in Africa. Mostly in Botswana, with some day trips to Zambia and Zimbabwe. And then ~5 days in Kenya. The elephants were always the highlight for me, but I saw sooooooo many different types of wildlife it was an amazing trip!

If you ever get the chance to see Victoria Falls and/or raft the Zambezi River, do not hesitate!


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I remember when we first moved up here and that January, a bachelor herd of elk were out back. I FREAKED OUT! I could not BELIEVE how HUGE they were! a Moose makes them look small. I cannot imagine the excitement of seeing one in person.

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