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Old 05-09-2018, 06:38 PM   #1
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Why not my house too?

This week there was a friendly visitor in my area. Going up to windows and looking in. He/she was just across the brook from my house (large, spring fed brook ) But never took the trip across.

What was it? A big, beautiful moose. Truly one of my favorite animals and one I would love to see peering in my front window.
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Old 05-09-2018, 06:53 PM   #2
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We ran into a moose on a trail in Cape Breton a few years ago. My husband got far to close for my comfort, luckily the moose ignored him. They are truly large magnificent animals.
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I am not quite sure if I would want a moose peeking in my windows!

However I did have a few deer and had one buck visit my backyard not too long ago. That was cool!
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Oh wow - that's quite something, although I'd be truly freaked out if it was staring into my windows!
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Old 05-10-2018, 07:51 AM   #5
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Moose have the most beautiful eyes. But they scare me a little bit because they are so huge. We have a bear problem right now. They just don't seem to have any fear of people at all.
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Oh please, be careful around moose. When we were on an Alaskan vacation, we were told moose are VERY dangerous!! Almost worse than bears, because they can attack without provocation!
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Omg, I would love to see a moose! Been to Alaska and Maine and never saw a single one. I know that they can be very dangerous, but I am so intrigued by them. I feel the same way about humpback whales.
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We saw several during our trip in late May 2014. Some near the Talkeetna area and a few with babies in the National Park during our 8-hour bus tour!
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Just yesterday driving home from the gym I saw Mamma Moose and her yearling. The yearling was crossing the road a few cars behind me as I sat in traffic waiting for the light to change. Then Mamma came out of nowhere and crossed right behind my car. She was looking a little agitated. I think all the cars and the fact that her "little" one had wandered had her a little wound up. Now, mind you, this was IN town. We have them all the time so you would think that I would be kind of "whatever" about them, but I still love seeing them and think they are wonderful to watch.

And as Haimia said...moose can be VERY dangerous. But if you are admiring them from the comfort of your living room and they are peering into your space, you are probably safe. Unless they get a wild hair and decide they want to be IN your living room, they will most likely wander off to greener pastures. Mostly if you watch them closely and back away slowly and don't make any sudden moves or get between Mamma and her offspring, you should be good.
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How cool! Not sure I would want to be peeped by a moose...
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We are in the range for moose and this time of year it's not unusual to have one walk down the road, although I have never had one come up to the house.

Over the years, I have seen quite a number of moose, mostly from my car. They are one of my favorite animals and I respect that they are wild.

We also have a couple of bear families in the neighborhood and they are treated with the same respect. No approaching, not feeding and we can live happily together.

Joanne, I hope your bears aren't becoming too used to people. I go to court in Jaffrey a fair amount so I will have to look out for them on my drive. There was a photo of a young bear in a tree on the west side of Manchester the other day.

And Jennifer, I have never thought to get between any animal and their babies-wild or domesticated. I am also not sure I would want a moose in traffic. I've never seen one in the city, only back roads.
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And Jennifer, I have never thought to get between any animal and their babies-wild or domesticated. I am also not sure I would want a moose in traffic. I've never seen one in the city, only back roads.
We have them in town ALL the time. I literally check my yard and driveway before walking out most of the time. For such big animals they can move so darn quiet!!!!!!!!

Here's another moose story for you all: A few years ago, my son is getting ready for school and he comes out of his bedroom and says, "Hey, Mom, there's a moose outside my window." Okay, no big deal. We get moose in the driveway pretty often. He say, "No, Mom, come see." I go in his room and sure enough there is a moose outside his window. We literally could have opened the window and touched the moose!! (Don't worry, we didn't) The silly thing was IN my garden eating my iris plants!!! It was a young one - less than a year old and Mamma was hanging out at the pussy willow tree just out of sight of the window. Needless to say, we were late to work and school that day.

Another time I had a small black bear look in the window at my office. It hung around the office for several days so we had to be careful going out to our cars for about a week.
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Large, yes. Magnificent, surely.

Also, DANGEROUS. I'd prefer to see one "across the street", rather than actually looking in a window. They can be extremely temperamental animals at times.
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I live in Northern NH, and moose, deer, bear and assorted other forest creatures are a common sight.

Driving to work last Wednesday, I saw a huge cow and a yearling grazing in a clearing next to the road to work. Last week, I also saw 8 whitetail deer, and a fox in my travels. No bear last week, but I have seen the evidence that they are out and about in my yard.

We have had moose in our yard several times through the years. They like to go out to the lake that is behind our property. They are beautiful, and fairly placid creatures, but you definitely want to take care. Most moose in NH are loaded with ticks, and often have brain parasites as well - that is what you see most often when they are charging. They may be hallucinating.

I hit a deer last winter, or rather, I should say, the deer hit my car. It was bounding down the side of a mountain just pass Franconia Notch, and landed on my hood. No damage to the bumper, as I didn't hit it, but there was $3500 damage to my car and engine. Luckily I wasn't hurt.

A friend of mine wasn't so lucky. He hit a moose one night near my house, and has been a quadriplegic since. Moose are so tall that their body bypasses the car body, and crashes through the windshield. Really dangerous! There were four motor vehicle accidents involving moose last week in Twin Mountain, next to my town.
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