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Rocky Mountain Moose - Estes Park Colorado

Real Estate Agent with Prudential Team Realty

Colorado has a small moose population that is growing.  Typically the few moose that we have can be found on the Western Slope or the West side of the Continental Divide if you know where to look.  Occasionally over the past few years we have had some bulls that wander over to the Eastern side of the Continental Divide looking for love.  Once they figure out they are lost they typically head back up the Poudre Canyon for the West side.

Recently we have had some sightings of some moose around Estes Park.  This cow along with her calf have been wandering around town.  The first sighting I heard of was by the big slide at 7:00 AM on Sunday morning.  The next day by the Catholic Church and moving North.  I captured this shot while the cow and her calf were resting at the MacGregor Ranch North of Estes Park.

Cow Moose resting at MacGregor Ranch

Moose Cow and her calf resting at the MacGregor Ranch

 You can barely see the ears of the calf to the left of the mother.  These moose are much lighter in color than the typical moose.  Mother Nature does a great job of blending her animals with the backgrounds they live in.

Calf Moose Resting

Have a terrific day!

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William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I love the photo's of Nature in the wild.  Thanks for sharing

Jun 08, 2011 11:39 AM
William, It's pretty exciting to be here and to be able to take the pictures. We moved here fom Nebraska. Definate upgrade on the view. Gerald
Jun 08, 2011 12:21 PM
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Great pictures, Gerald. The moose probably get lost among all the elk in Estes Park, though. We sometimes see them in Big Meadow, on the other side of the divide off of 34 before Grand Lake.

Jun 09, 2011 07:45 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Gerald, your photos are wonderful, and shows the wildlife in Estes Park is so much fun to watch.   It is such a sort drive from Denver!

Jul 01, 2011 03:56 PM
Gerald Mayo
Prudential Team Realty - Estes Park, CO
Mr. Estes Park


The elk actually chased the cow and calf away from the lake.  I guess you are right, there are more of them.


Jul 01, 2011 04:42 PM
Gerald Mayo
Prudential Team Realty - Estes Park, CO
Mr. Estes Park


You should live and work up here - much better than the big city.


Jul 01, 2011 04:42 PM