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Old 10-03-2016, 08:38 AM   #21
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What? No video! (thumbs down)
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Old 10-03-2016, 08:50 AM   #22
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What? No video! (thumbs down)
https://youtu.be/BYlttyrSdn4

Yeah, might be time to invest in a better video camera.
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Old 10-03-2016, 08:48 PM   #23
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Congrats on getting to have the experience. My wife and I have come close in the ADKs many times with no luck. But I've seen moose in other states and Canada.

A rutting moose is nothing to tangle with, especially in NY where they are not hunted and understand no threats. They do not have great eyesight but like deer, have a great sense of smell. My guess is this bull was curious about your dog.
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Old 10-04-2016, 07:00 AM   #24
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...My guess is this bull was curious about your dog.
Yup, that's the story of my life for the past 10+ years now.
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Old 10-04-2016, 09:27 PM   #25
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That's awesome Justin, a bull to boot!!! I'm still waiting to see my first Adk moose.
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Old 10-05-2016, 12:12 PM   #26
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Glad you & Jenny were smart enough to back away. I had a moose encounter a couple of years ago in Rocky Mt. National Park. As my wife and I were heading down the trail we met another couple coming from the other direction. They warned us that there was a bull moose & cow ahead of us; as well as another hiker. We hiked about a quarter mile and I could see this guy in front of us trying to pass the bull. Every time this person tried to push past the moose the bull would lower his head, scuff the ground and eventually even shook the branches with his antlers. My wife and I both agreed that we were watching "Recreational Darwinism" at it's best so we quietly withdrew and went back the way we'd come. The last thing I heard was the moose bellowing and branches breaking. We never saw/heard anything else and I have no idea what happened to that hiker but I just couldn't believe he didn't get the message.

That's all for now. Take care and until next time...be well.

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Old 10-05-2016, 01:38 PM   #27
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Sometimes you find them where you least expect them - this one was just off the bike path by the end of the Anchorage airport runway.
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Old 10-05-2016, 08:40 PM   #28
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Nice photo kwc, thanks for sharing!
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Old 10-05-2016, 08:45 PM   #29
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Snapper, thanks for sharing your story.
It's funny how one's fear of a moose can change in only a matter of hours.
I was slightly more brave to stay put a try for some photos when I saw the moose in the morning as opposed to when I saw him in the evening when I scared sh!tless & quickly retreated to my campsite.
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Old 10-05-2016, 10:39 PM   #30
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Saw several posts on FB today of a young moose trotting through Gloversville, right down the sidewalk, judging by one of the houses in the background it looked to be down the road from Boulevard school. Looks very similar in size and age to your pics. In one shot a woman is standing only 30 feet or so from him. I'd say he took a wrong turn, or maybe came down the bike trail, and seriously hope someone notified the local DEC so they could make sure it safely clears the area. Far too many dummies round abouts that would be tempted to take a shot at it.
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Old 10-06-2016, 07:01 AM   #31
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Saw several posts on FB today of a young moose trotting through Gloversville....Looks very similar in size and age to your pics.
I saw that also.
I know it's hard to scale his size, but I would say that the bull that I saw was a bit larger. I was calling him "Dino Moose", beacuse when I first saw him during the evening about 50 yards away, he was so big I thought it was a dinosaur lol.

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Old 10-06-2016, 08:19 AM   #32
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I saw that also.
I know it's hard to scale his size, but I would say that the bull that I saw was a bit larger. I was calling him "Dino Moose", beacuse when I first saw him during the evening about 50 yards away, he was so big I thought it was a dinosaur lol.
Moosesaurus?
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Bullwinklesaurus Rex
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Old 10-06-2016, 10:05 AM   #34
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Moosesaurus?
It always amazes me that something so large can be so rare to spot.
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Bullwinklesaurus Rex
Only if accompanied by a squirrel that's wearing goggles & an old aviator's "helmet".

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Ever see one of these?

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So cool! Lucky!
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If I see one this time of year, before I run, I'm gonna make a lot of noise and do everything possible to make sure he knows I'm a boy.
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