Instead of trying to outrun predators, moose make themselves scarce — at least as scarce as a seven-foot-tall, 800 to 1200 pound animal can make itself.
We came upon this bull moose “hiding” while we were on our way to our camp one summer day.
Did you know:
Moose are the largest member of the deer family Cervidae (order Artiodactyla). Moose are striking in appearance because of their towering size, black color, long legs, pendulous muzzle, and dangling hairy dewlap(called a bell) and the immense, wide, flat antlers of old bulls. The name moose is common in North America; it is derived from the word moosh(“stripper and eater of bark”) in the Algonquian language of the Montagnais (Innu) Indians of Quebec, Canada. In Europe moose are called elk.