Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Animal Sightings

There seems to have been a rash of moose sightings lately. Last Saturday night Sheryl Hinderman and I went up to Trail's End Cafe for dinner. On the way home we saw a moose in one of the ponds alongside the road.

Several days later Sheryl was passing that same pond when she saw a Mama Moose with her newborn calf. These little guys are really cute right now. Their color is a medium brown. The tops of their ears reach to about Mama's back.

I was coming home from town on Monday and also saw a Mama Moose with her young calf. Mama was in no hurry to get off the road so we all looked at each other for a few minutes. Then she decided it was time to take a bathroom break. Finally she and Junior ambled down the shoulder. Mama was walking but Junior was really running to keep up. They are so ungainly looking!

Bruce has been out lately strawberry picking. He's the only one with the patience to do it. At one of his secret spots he saw a big wolf. We always think of wolves as disappearing immediately from sight. This one sat and watched him before calmly walking into the woods.

Finally Sheryl walked down to the lodge early Monday morning to open up. She took a quick look off the end of the dock before going into the lodge. Overhead there was a beautiful bald eagle soaring in the sky. Just in front of the dock a loon was calling. It's a great way to start the day.

So pay attention as you drive the Trail. Who knows what you will see.

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