Holy Cow! I mean... Moose

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This morning one of our neighbors called to let us know that a young moose was in our neck of the woods (well, really in our cul-de-sac)! We watched the little gal (at least that is what we think it was) walk all around grazing on trees and shrubs in various yards. It even went up to our neighbors front porch as if to ask to come in!

                                            Moose on porch                                                                                  


Having been sick this week, I took a few pictures and then went back to bed for a bit. About an hour later, our neighbor called again to say that the moose was taking a nap in our flowerbed outside my office window. Hmmm, this I have to see!   

                                                                   Moose getting up out of flowerbed


Unfortunately, I couldn't get a very good picture from the office window as she was directly below it. I was able to get one of her getting up (three hours later) and walking away. Meanwhile, we had countless neighbors drive and walk by taking pictures as  moose news travels fast! My neighbor said that she got a good picture from outside which is nice since we were stuck inside so we didn't disturb her. I even had to call and reschedule the FedEx pickup since we weren't sure how long she was going to stay.





Moose walking

At about noon, she got up and decided to walk down the street. Shortly after that, the  kindergarten school bus dropped off the morning kids so they got to see her too.  You may remember a few posts from those of us in Spokane, WA about the amount of snow that we received this year. I'm sure that has something to do with our visitor today but we also seem to get a few moose visits per year. Last summer, there were a mom and baby moose in our development (my husband thought they were lawn ornaments at first) but they were near the park which is a few blocks from us. Since we live in a cul-de-sac, this is a rarity! I'm sure that my kids will be talking about this for weeks to come. My almost three-year-old daughter is worried that it will eat her though I have done my best to assure her that moose are vegetarians!

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Libby Cousins

Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA

Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

phone:   509-465-5585

email:    LCousins@comcast.net

Comments (19)

Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
Real estate consulting

Awwww, that lil moose looks absolutely delicious adorable.   Little known fact, the moose is the most dangerous wild animal in Canada.  google it up you doubters!

Mar 13, 2009 04:26 PM
Geri Doyle
RE/MAX Precision - Ankeny, IA
CRS, E-PRO Relocation 6415215678

how beautiful. I've never had the pleasure of seeing a moose up close!

The closest thing we see to wildlife is deer and turkey in Iowa

Geri Doyle



Mar 13, 2009 04:35 PM
Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408 - Daytona Beach, FL
Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices


Such a wonderful story and absolutely gorgeous pictures. I envied you when reading and watching. this was a terrific sighting

Mar 13, 2009 04:57 PM
Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

Robert- I have no doubt! That is exactly why I took pictures from INSIDE the house!

Geri- This was the closest that I had been to a moose. I am in awe that there was only about 3 feet (and a wall) between us for a few hours!

Jon- We were very lucky and I am glad that my husband and kids were home to see it. I guess there is a positive side to the family all being sick!

Mar 13, 2009 06:22 PM
Linsey Ehle
M Realty - Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

She loods so sweet and how cool to have the up close and personal!  :)

Mar 13, 2009 06:39 PM
Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

Good Grief.  I thought I was watching Northern Exposure.


Mar 14, 2009 12:11 AM
Konnie Mac McCarthy
MacNificent Properties, LLC - Cobb Island, MD
Broker/Owner - VA & MD "Time To Get A Move On!"

Now that is funny..around these parts, we have deer running around through our yards... I've never seen a moose.. :)

Mar 14, 2009 03:36 AM
Ann Hayden 636-399-7544
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri - Des Peres, MO


Great shots!  Thank you.  The moose looks hungry..

Ann Hayden in sunny Wildwood, Missouri

Mar 16, 2009 07:23 AM
Marie Ogle
Mortgage Processing Solutions - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor

If I didn't see it I wouldn't beleive it.  How come you get the moose in your yard and not me :(.  Hey I'll  trade you the 20 deer we have for your 1 cute lil ol moose.

Mar 16, 2009 09:14 AM
Not a real person
San Diego, CA

I've seen lots of wildlife in my yard lately -- birds, gophers, lizards, ants, squirrels....

Alright, alright, I know. None of them compare to a moose. I tried. LOL

Mar 16, 2009 08:15 PM
Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

Linsey- It was the closest I have ever been to one and my kids we thrilled too!

Lenn- That's what it seemed like. How often do you see a moose walking down the street? She came back again yesterday though and my mother and kids took more pictures!

Konnie- I have never seen a deer in the neighborhood though they are more common in the area.

Ann- I think she is hungry. She was nibbling trees and at some bird food that a neighbor dumped out for her. She is pretty skinny and I hope she makes it.

Marie- I'll bet the moose would still eat a bit of your hay. The poor thing really needs it!

Russel- You funny guy! Do you really see ants this time of year? :-)

Mar 17, 2009 01:12 PM
Sheldon Neal
Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited - Maywood, NJ
That British Agent Bergen County NJ

What a friendly chap !!! ... he probably just wanted to join your neighbor for dinner !

... certainly not a sight we see down here in the NY City area, so these pictures were a treat !

Thanks Libby :o)

Mar 19, 2009 04:41 PM
Lisa Udy
Platinum Real Estate Group - Logan, UT
Logan Utah Realtor

Hey Libby!

Moose for dinner anyone? J/K! Wildlife makes any day better, here in Utah we see deer all the time, but not moose! These pictures are fabulous, and I am happy you could share them with us. Thanks Libby!


Mar 20, 2009 04:03 AM
Lara O'Keefe
North Texas Home Finders - McKinney, TX

Libby, what an adorable animal! We do not have Moose here in Texas. Great pictures!

Mar 22, 2009 07:47 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

I have tons of deer in my yard on a regular basis, but I have never seen a moose.  How awesome! 

Mar 25, 2009 12:13 PM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Libby - That was some excitement on your street.  I am sure the neighbors will talk about it for years.  Glad you were able to get a great shot.

Mar 29, 2009 02:27 PM
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Too funny! You had to reschdule your Fed Ex pickup because the moose parked its caboose on your lawn.  Not a problem we have here in Orange County : )

Mar 30, 2009 05:04 PM
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

I wouldn't know what to do if I woke up and saw that on my front porch. Just the little foxes and coyotes make me cautious in the early morning and late evening.

Apr 13, 2009 06:00 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your experience and your photographs.

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