Monday, May 25, 2009
Remains of a Winter Guest
We frequently are host to large wildlife, in all seasons. One of our winter favourites is the moose, they are very territorial and often a mother with a calf or two, or a lone male will pick out a large area and come back time and time again, year after year. Fences don't keep them out, or in, as their gangly legs are not as clumsy as they seem, and they simply walk over the fence. They're mesmerizing to watch, its a sight I never tire of even though its almost commonplace for us, but they do leave behind evidence of their presence, which we often don't find until the snow is all gone, in the form of moose poop and chewed off sections of bark or broken off red willow branches.