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!
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!
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.
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!