Jack and I had an amazing moose experience in Healy a few days ago. Otto Lake is moose haven. We saw at least 6 moose in a 24 hour period. Here is a photo story of a cow moose and her two babies, and her yearling that she is trying to shoo away. Be sure to click on the first one and scroll to the right to see how it all went down.
The cow moose on the right chased the smaller one, her yearling, away. He doesn’t look too scared but she charged at him several times.
Casually sipping water. The lake is very shallow.
Does he not look just terribly devastated here?!?!? It’s really a sad sight.
She came back several times.
She’s looking back at him but seemed also to be preoccupied.
She heads back the other way.
You can see how close she is to our camper!
And now we know why she was shooing the yearling away! She’s got two calves to take care of.
She keeps trying to scare him away.
One baby ventures out.
But rushes back to the shore.
Then both of them wade into the marshy grass to nibble.
Then they come back toward us, walking along the shore.
Looks like a kangaroo face to us.
What a cute little bugger.
Here comes Mom getting in my shot.
And they follow her.
Trying to keep up.
Before they walk down the hiking trail (aka game trail) Mom stops to nibble.
Looks like they want to nurse.
You can see how very skinny the mother is. It’s no doubt that she needs to constantly eat to keep up her ability to nurse and take care of her babies. Her yearling just doesn’t have a place in this family anymore.
They were very alert but not scared at all by us.
Sometimes it seems like they made the same general movements but it could be that the smaller one, on the left, is copying the larger and more assertive one.
They nuzzle noses and do a lot of other movements that remind you of horses.
They are a lot to take care of, and a lot to trip over.
Wonderful pics. We saw two moose when we were in Alaska but didn’t have a chance to get a pic. Thanks.
What a great set of photos that tell a story!
Thanks so much for that post Judy , really enjoyed seeing the moose and her family in the wild . Hope all is well with you , looking forward to your next post , kind regards , Tina.
Wonderful wonderful pictures. Thanks for sharing, Fans, Charles & Linda Rogers Oroville, CA
This was such a precious share. Every photo and every caption. You are the best. love Jinny
That is a great picture story Judy. Hello to Jack and have a great summer.
Hi, Judy. Lovely babies, and well… hot mummy :-). Great photos and the post; charming experience :-). A few hours ago one cannal of Polish TV broadcasted an old film from the “Ice Road Truckers” when Alex Debogorski (yeah – his father or grandfather must have been – in Polish of course “Dębogórski”) had been driving his truck behind – a moose, running along a highway not too fast :-). Alex started to sing, and so they were going together for a some time. By the way – Jack had his friend’s enormously large panties with “OVERSIZE LOAD” logo on a back of his truck at the same time. Both scenes – really funny. Kind regards for You and Jack :-).
That was the funniest and single best moment in the whole show as far as I’m concerned! 🙂