Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Moose Fix

Word on the street is that I haven't posted pictures of moose for quite some time. Evidently, the skinny-legged twig eaters have grown offended; I think they've formed some sort of protest group, because I keep running into them at nearly every turn.

The other morning, one big mama and her yearling stopped in the middle of the road and made me wait. Honk! Honk! "I've got to get my girls to school! Do you mind moving on?" They continued standing and staring, hoping I'd take their picture, I guess. Honk! Honk! "All I have is my cell phone, suckers!" I yelled at them. "It won't catch you in the dark, so keep on moving! We've got to get to school!" Honk! Honk!

We see them everywhere—on walks with our dog, in the parking lot of the video store, lurking in the woods that straggle up to the side of the road.

Whenever I've come across them I have refused to snap a photo. That's what I get . . . now they have decided to come to me. This guy basically dared me to take his picture when he spent a half hour on the deck pruning the lilac tree.


That would be his ear, the better with which to hear Daisy barking wildly . . . 


There's his chinny chin chin . . .


My, what dainty hooves . . . 


. . . for a big, dumb moose.



Er, I mean a handsome, intelligent moose. Carry on.




Dinner last night: green salad, tuna

Exactly one year ago:

Exactly two years ago:



25 comments:

varunner said...

Oh he is handsome! Maybe now would be a good time to make some chocolate moose er...I mean mousse.

Caren with a "C" said...

Oh, I loved Alaska! I visited Anchorage about 1 1/2 years ago. That woud be cool, but scary to have a moose on your back porch! I live in suburbia and the only thing we have caught on our back porch was a possum one night.

KDC Events said...

Hello! Visiting from SITS! YIKES that think would scare me! My sister lives in NV and we have run in to little old deer, but nothing that large =) good luck!

Angelia Sims Hardy said...

Well you obviously have a narcisstic moose on your hands. Just keep stroking his ego until he "gets over hisself".

Ha. Those are fantastic pictures. What a ham.

Michele said...

Can't you twap them with a rubber band gun, or scare them with a firecracker, or something? Air horn? Fire hose? Anything?

Mother Mayhem said...

LOVE him! Although I'd probably pass out if I saw him on my patio. ;o)

Anonymous said...

It looks like he really took offence to the big dumb moose comment. Thanks for brightening my day!

The Shultzs said...

What a handsome fella! Although, I agree with a previous comment, I'd pass out if one was on my porch.....lol

Katherine said...

I was thinking that there was some definite moose shortage on your blog. I must say, it's about time.

Life with Kaishon said...

Very cool pictures. I am glad he begged you to shoot him : )

Michelle Hoad said...

He looks offended at that comment. I had a dozen deer in my front yard when I came home yesterday, but they don't look nearly as menacing.

Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

I told my family about the last time you had a moose picture and it was eating the pumpkin. My neighbor across the street STILL has pumpkins out. I'm ready to borrow a moose!

MTVath said...

<3 this! Thank you for sharing.

Stephanie Faris said...

AWESOME pics!

Angela said...

These are some pretty fantastic pictures!
Happy SITS Day!

Shell said...

Oh, wow! That's crazy to see that in your everyday life! Pretty, though.

Enjoy your SITS day!

Penelope said...

That's so funny! In Texas, it's deer. At Johnson Space Center, the deer wear collars w GPS. Must go see Homer! Happy SITS day!

kitchenandkids.com said...

I love your pictures, and in no way can I relate - the closest thing to a dumb animal scrounging outside my home are the neighborhood cats and they aren't quiet as beautiful.

Just stopping by from SITS. Have a great day!

Amy

Gaspegirl said...

WHAT a beautiful picture... the last handsome moose ;)

LOVE, LOVE your photography and your writing ... I am going to be a follower now.

Congrats on your SITS day!!

Stephanie said...

This is probably just because it is a novelty to me...but that's so cool! I bet it gets annoying after the 80th time though.

Happy SITS day!!

Lynda said...

The last shot of the moose is just phenomenal. Looks like I could reach out and touch him!

LisaDay said...

Too funny. They are beautiful and big creatures.

LisaDay

Nabeel's Cosmos said...

Oh wow, this is just an awesome sight. Were you guys ecstatic to see the moose right outside your house?

Kim said...

Nabeel, if by "ecstatic," you mean "irritated and annoyed," then YES! VERY!

Kristi said...

I love his chinny, chin, chin! Too funny!