While hiking…

We ran into this guy…

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I mean, we really about ran into him.  The trail went right beside him and it was very steep and bushy, no way to go up higher to get around him.  Moose scare me a bit more than bears.  Thankfully, it was  not a mama with a calf.  We all scurried quickly and quietly past this guy (9 kids along with my husband, my folks and myself) .  The little kids kept on going up the trail while a few of us stayed behind and definitely kept our distance from him and took a couple of quick shots…

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Not a very good picture above but I love the duck swimming next to him!

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These closer ones were taken first and the more distant ones where taken later from across the lake.IMG_3835 P1020273 P1020284 P1020365 P1020389

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10 comments on “While hiking…

  1. Beautiful photos! Are they dangerous? I’ve heard they can charge people!

  2. Margaret says:

    Hi Erin what a wonderful sight of the Moose adn grea shots of it. Mind yu I think I would be more afraid of a bear!!!

  3. Anne Payne says:

    Honestly, I think you might live in the most beautiful place in the US 🙂

  4. kzemek says:

    The close ups are great! I’ve never seen a moose!!

  5. Kim,USA says:

    This is beautiful! Never see a Moose up close and personal looks very intimidating. ^_^

    Thank you for joining Water World Wednesday
    Kim,USA

  6. Pat says:

    What a wonderful sight!

  7. Tricia says:

    You reminded me of an incident my sister had with a moose coming out of the outhouse at Rocky Mountain National Park. She screamed so loud the moose ran away.

  8. Kerri says:

    Now that is COOL!!!

  9. Oh wow…did I read that they are near-sighted….or was that a rhino? Anyway how amazing is that…so cool…. have a great weekend Erin…. Michelle

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