How do Moose Sleep?

How do moose sleep, specifically when their antlers keep them from laying their head down on the ground?





Moose can sleep while standing or bedded. When standing, the head and neck are relaxed, but the ears are like a radar antenna, always in steady motion.

When antlered bulls sleep, their favorite position is on one side or the other of the body with one antler touching the ground.

Generally when moose are bedded they lay with their legs tucked under them or fully extended when they lay on their side.

For a moose to stand up after laying down, they first raise their haunches that is followed by the front portion of their body. When moose stand up they leave a special foot print pattern that is easily recognized.

Mark
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