Moose Monday - Bull Moose in the Backyard - Red Lodge, Montana

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Moose Monday - Bull Moose in the Backyard - Red Lodge, Montana

Weren't the inflatable giant flying moose interesting last night at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics closing ceremonies?  A big round of applause to all the athletes of the word that participated and made these games a success. It was nice to see them relaxed and enjoying the closing ceremonies with most of them wearing foam moose antlers.

After weeks of posting objects depicting moose on Moose Monday, it is time to post the real thing!

In the following photo is a bull moose that was camera shy but I managed to capture a photo of him before he ran out and disappeared in the background.

Happy Moose Monday from Red Lodge, Montana!   It's good to be here!!

Bull Moose in the Backyard - Red Lodge, Montana

Gerry Khatchikian, ASA, TRC (4 languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, Armenian)
Realtor Associate

ASA: Associate of the Society of Actuaries    TRC: Transnational Referral Certification

Gerry_Khatchikian@yahoo.com

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Comments (36)

Susan Neal
RE/MAX Gold, Fair Oaks - Fair Oaks, CA
Fair Oaks CA & Sacramento Area Real Estate Broker

Hi Gerry - Good catch!  The only moose (meese? LOL) I've ever seen in person were one at Waterton Lakes that came up out of the water right by our boat and a young one that marched right down the main street in Banff when I was there on a ski trip.  Neither time was I able to get a photo - phooey!

Mar 01, 2010 03:45 PM
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

Gerry, thats a nice moose!  Great shot!

Mar 01, 2010 05:26 PM
FN LN
Toronto, ON

Hi Gerry - It's so wonderful to see a real moose again.

I didn't know that people had a stereotype of Canada being a land of flying moose until I saw the closing ceremonies of the Vancouver Olympics.  I don't recall seeing an igloo but they seemed to have a large number of the stereotypes, eh (okay, except for a giant "EH?").

Jenny - There have been numerous comments and posts about the proxy errors and I've even seen posts where people are planning to reduce their reliance on ActiveRain.  It requires more hardware as well as changes to their backend programming to handle all of the activity.

Mar 01, 2010 11:11 PM
Debi Boucher
Real Estate Showcase Photography - Woodland Park, CO
"Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours

Hi Gerry! What a monster this guy is! About how much does one of these critters weigh?

Debi

Mar 02, 2010 11:31 AM
Cynthia Bartch
Granville, OH

Morning Gerry, you're a brave soul to get that close to the moose. Kudos to you for catching him before he tore off. I usually end up with a photo of only a nature background when trying to catch birds...just not fast enough. On second thought I'm not quiet enough!

But I won't give up :)

Mar 03, 2010 12:41 AM
Gerry Khatchikian
Red Lodge, MT
ASA, TRC, SFR

Vegas Bob,

I am so glad you came by to check out this huge moose!   :)

Mar 05, 2010 06:29 AM
Gerry Khatchikian
Red Lodge, MT
ASA, TRC, SFR

Liz,

Leave it to the Canadians to display the big inflatable beavers at the closing ceremony of the Vancouver winter Olympic games!   :)

 

Mar 05, 2010 06:31 AM
Gerry Khatchikian
Red Lodge, MT
ASA, TRC, SFR

Jenny,

I am glad you came by to see the chunky moose.   I enjoyed visitng your Moose Monday post.

Mar 05, 2010 06:32 AM
Gerry Khatchikian
Red Lodge, MT
ASA, TRC, SFR

Frank & Sharon,

They are huge and you don't realize how much till you see them in person.  

Mar 05, 2010 06:35 AM
Gerry Khatchikian
Red Lodge, MT
ASA, TRC, SFR

Jenny,

You know that I like you very well too and I appreciate the time and effort you took for your latest Moose Monday post.   Thank you!   I do hope that whatever this latest AR glitch is, that it does get resolved quickly.

Mar 05, 2010 06:37 AM
Gerry Khatchikian
Red Lodge, MT
ASA, TRC, SFR

Susan,

Perhaps the third time you see a moose will be a charm and the time that you will be able to capture one with your camera.  Now, if you captured one or two moose swimming in a lake and share it with us on  AR, that would without a doubt end up being featured at Moose Monday. 

Mar 05, 2010 06:41 AM
Gerry Khatchikian
Red Lodge, MT
ASA, TRC, SFR

Tony,

Thanks for the positive feedback.  :)

Mar 05, 2010 06:42 AM
Gerry Khatchikian
Red Lodge, MT
ASA, TRC, SFR

Marc,

I am glad you enjoyed this real moose on Moose Monday!

It was a memorable closing ceremony to the 2012 winter Olympics and proved that the Canadians do have a great sense of humor and showing off all the stereotypes (I did not know about the land of the flying moose either but that was a good clue for me to post a real moose the following day on Moose Monday).  :)

Mar 05, 2010 06:54 AM
Gerry Khatchikian
Red Lodge, MT
ASA, TRC, SFR

Debi,

I believe they weigh 900+ lbs.   No your small ordinary critter!  :)

Mar 05, 2010 06:55 AM
Gerry Khatchikian
Red Lodge, MT
ASA, TRC, SFR

Cynthia,

Thank you for the chuckle you put on my face after reading your comment.   I do not merit any mention of bravery.  My camera's powerful zoom lens allowed me to take this photo of the moose from my back yard without any fear for my safety.   I was not as close as you may think by looking at the photo.  I would say I was more than 150 feet away from it and if it was running in any other direction than away from me, I would not be standing there and looking through my camera's lens. 

Mar 05, 2010 07:01 AM
Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage - Brampton, ON
Our Family Wants To Help Your Family!

Aww Gerry really? Flying moose on the closing Vancouver Olympics? Missed them. Now that would have been a sight!

Mar 06, 2010 09:10 AM
Gerry Khatchikian
Red Lodge, MT
ASA, TRC, SFR

Yes Al and Peggy, really!

I am sure you can find photos of those flying moose online.  Check the link in comment #1 to see what you missed.

Mar 07, 2010 04:27 AM
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Hi Gerry,

Love that picture; how I wish I could post a REAL moose but all I have are the fake one. You guys up north are so lucky!

Mar 08, 2010 07:41 AM
Gerry Khatchikian
Red Lodge, MT
ASA, TRC, SFR

Toni,

You got a great moose collection.  I enjoyed the photos you have posted so far on Moose Monday.   Thank you for participating.   Real moose or fake moose, what is important is to moosely have fun at Moose Monday!   :)

Mar 08, 2010 12:16 PM
Cynthia Bartch
Granville, OH

Well thanks for clarifying that Gerry as I wipe a sweat bead off my forehead. I know the next piece of equipment I will invest in is a zoom! Lets see my B-Day isn't till till Dec. so maybe a it would make a fine St. Patrick's day gift, LOL!

Mar 11, 2010 12:59 AM