The Big Piney Woods Cats

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Winners!!!



Snow and Forest guessed correctly. It was a moose.

There has been an extremely large amount of moose everywhere in North Idaho ,and even Spokane, Washington, this winter. The the snow is so deep they can't get around, so they are forced to stay on the roads and people's driveways. They forage for brush they can find, sticking out of the snow, and, in my case, my cedar trees, which they have done a fantastic job of pruning (not happy.) We have a female that is walking out on the pond. I am not sure how thick the ice is, and I really hate to see her do that. Yesterday, she was eating my cedar tree, so I threw some snowballs at her (moose can be mean so it is best not to get to close, or have a tree handy) but, like my husband said, "she is pretty safe with you throwing anything." Sadly, many moose have been killed by trains, as they find the tracks easy to navigate, but don't know enough to get out of the way, when a train comes.
Daisy mentioned the poops were tiny. They are about 4 times the size of a deer (hard to tell by the picture.) They are shaped much like a deer's poop, (more like a football.) The tracks are much like an elk, in fact, sometimes it is really hard to tell the difference.


~CalicoMom Toni~

Posted by One Of The Girls at 7:39 AM

9 Comments

  • Blogger Hot(M)BC posted at 6:59 AM  
    Oh no, a vishus moose eating your trees. That's not good MomToni. Maybe we can get Tripper to come scare it off with bright colors and loud talk.
    Purrrrrrs,
    your bud Pepi
  • Blogger Queen Snickers and Empress posted at 7:28 AM  
    Will snow balls scare away vishus deer too? This would be good to know! ~Queen Snickers
  • Blogger Cheysuli and gemini posted at 8:06 AM  
    I hope Mistrie Rose knows to stay away from those moose. Poor things in the snow.
  • Blogger Scooby, Shaggy & Scout posted at 8:21 AM  
    Well, we thought they looked like slimy coffee beans in the picture, but now we know better!
    They really have a hard time in these rough winters to find enough forage, and its sad when they have to cross paths with humans.
  • Blogger Daisy posted at 10:01 AM  
    It sounds like moose are a little bit vishus, just like deer!
  • Blogger Ariel posted at 12:04 PM  
    Moose sound scary be careful.
  • Blogger Kimo & Sabi posted at 1:39 AM  
    WHEW! We wuz concerned that da fairies had grow and they wuz leavin' little (or rather BIG) pressies in da wods!
  • Blogger The Taylor CatSSSSS posted at 6:04 AM  
    Wow, a vishus moose! That is scary!!!
  • Blogger Edsel/The Pooch posted at 2:57 PM  
    my guess wasn't there. i thought it looks like the chocolate covered raisins the Dad eats. sorta.
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