Whoops, I'm Surrounded by Moose
by Vickie King
(Ogden, Utah USA)
My dog and I were hiking just before the hunting season began. We were drawn to two moose doing the mating dance. As we were fixed on them, we suddenly found ourselves surrounded by five big bulls and two cows. All within about 50 feet of us. Not smart enough to get out of the way, I started videoing.
Wow! That is some amazing footage you took Vickie. It's wonderful that you were able to capture both the actions and sounds of moose, both cows and bulls during their mating session.
It was kind of funny, how, at one point your video camera was focused on a mature bull and it sure was sounding like he was making sounds of a cow being tended. It was pretty odd actually!
Then, as you mention "Oh my gosh, I didn't see her" as she moved away from the bull.
Ok, now it make sense. Haha!
She must have been laying in his wallow and calling all the while.
Thanks so much for sharing!Mark"The Moose Man"