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Ever see a Mooses Dance by the pale moonlight?
« on: March 19, 2008, 12:28:51 am »
First , take a look at this photo - Taken this year ( 2008) as we snowshoed into Piano Lake
from base camp.



and then try to imagine either a Mother and her Yearling , or Maybe a Mating pair , or just two Drunken Mooses !!  ;D and try to look at the photo of tracks made on the ice then next time we traveled into Piano just the next day from the Lunar Eclipse that happened.

I wonder what they we're thinking, there was urine spots as well in spots.

Ever see such a thing or the the tracks to make you think......I'll have whatever they were Drinking!!??

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Here's a few more shots I took that came out although not the best of any to see the whole perspective.







« Last Edit: March 19, 2008, 12:34:20 am by Georgi »
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Re: Ever see a Mooses Dance by the pale moonlight?
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2008, 07:56:18 am »
Hi Georgi,

Ya, you see that all the time with moose.  I fly aerial caribou surveys for woodland caribou occasionally, (and we always see far more moose tracks than caribou), and these moose track meandering patterns out on the ice near shore and on small lakes are quite common. 

Why?  Who knows, eh?   Maybe they take time for deep thought, and wander around thinking so hard solving the problems of the world that they make those meandering patterns without realizing it?  ;D
Maybe their bellies are so full of coarse browse that they have to move around to help it settle.  Ever over-eaten so bad that you can’t sit still or you feel you will explode?  I have, so I can relate to the need to move to shake down that load. 
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Re: Ever see a Mooses Dance by the pale moonlight?
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2008, 08:43:04 pm »
You might be right Hoop, no telling unless we could spend the night and watch.... We had a perfect view for a tent above the pot hole of a lake to wait, if only we knew when they would come?!

I still say it was a Dance, I think .

The Fat Belly Browse ( Mooses Waltz on Ice )

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