Ranch life in the Big Sky state through the eyes of one who has lived through it...so far.

Friday, August 17, 2012

We Interrupt this Daily Commute....

...because sometimes you've just gotta stop and watch the moose.

This was taken alongside the highway, just a mile north of the Milk River. We get a few moose wandering down out of the mountains every summer, but they're usually young males who've been chased out by the older, meaner dudes. This is the first time I've seen a cow and calf. 

Notice those buildings in the background? That's an abandoned Army radar base out here in the middle of nowhere, left over from World War II. A fascinating story for another time. 



Cynthia D'Alba said...

How cute!

Linda G. said...

Cool! The only time I ever saw a moose in person was in rural Sweden, when a mama moose & her twins ran in front of our car. Good thing we didn't hit her, because I'm pretty sure she would have won.

Megan Coakley said...

When I was young we visited Yellowstone and were lucky enough to see a bull moose cooling off in a river. This year when I returned with the family we learned that the park hasn't really had moose since the big fire of '88. Now I can show the kids what they look like!

Kari Lynn Dell said...

Linda G: No doubt. Moose wreak all kinds of havoc on the highways up north.

Megan: We got to see a couple of huge bulls in a lake a couple of years ago in Glacier. For all the years I've lived in/around the mountains that's the only time I've seen big bulls in the wild.

Darlene Underdahl said...

Those moose aren't useless, you know. This stunned my stepson, who likes to hunt.