Sharing moments in time…

yEARling Moose


I was hoping to see Moose in Yellowstone but I actually never did – at least not within the Park boundaries.  I stayed two nights in a little family owned lodge called the Grizzly Lodge in the VERY little town of Silver Gate which is 1/4 mile outside the Northeast corner of the Park.  When I checked in I asked one of the owners about where to see wildlife in or around the town.  She said that there had been a Moose cow and its calf just across a little stream from the lodge for the last few days.  I walked over there with my camera that night but of course, they were nowhere to be found.  Not to be discouraged, when I got up the next morning (before breakfast) I took another quick peek over in that area and found the calf right by the stream munching on the local fauna.  I grabbed my camera, went across the stream and was able to slowly get very close to the young yearling.  I was very wary of the mother Moose as you NEVER want to get between a mother moose and its child!   I kept a close lookout for her but I never did see her.  I’m sure she was very close by but I couldn’t find her.  In any case – meet the “baby”.

I’m sure he heard me coming from a long ways away…..

11 responses

  1. Want to see moose? Go to Oxbow Bend and Moose in Grand Teton National Park. 🙂

    June 19, 2012 at 9:30 am

    • Gary,
      Went through Grand Teton on the way back but didn’t see any. We did get some good moose shots there back in January

      June 19, 2012 at 10:48 am

  2. Wow what a face!

    June 19, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    • Scrapy….that only a mother could love?

      June 19, 2012 at 4:09 pm

      • Yes, for sure!

        June 19, 2012 at 6:19 pm

  3. Cute little bugger!

    June 19, 2012 at 3:12 pm

  4. Oh scott he is adorable. how wonderful that you found him

    June 19, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    • Thanks Jo – they are ungainly but cute in their own way. This one was pretty calm and comfortable with me being there.

      June 20, 2012 at 7:26 am

  5. I never really thought of a moose as “cute” before, but this guy is! His fur looks to be so soft.
    I’m glad that you got this shot and it’s even better that you didn’t get between the mama and the baby!

    June 21, 2012 at 10:25 am

    • Thanks Jackie – the last thing I wanted to do was to be Moose home wrecker by getting between them – especially since I probably would have ended up between Mama’s hooves…

      June 21, 2012 at 10:30 am

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