Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tuesday wildlife

I carry my camera on almost every ride/ run because of days like today... this is a pond a couple miles behind our house.






16 comments:

PatrickGarcia said...

MOOOOOOOOSE!

Rick said...

Good friends of mine who live in Boulder have been hoping to see a moose. I'll let them know no need to go far!
Great find on your ride today!

GZ said...

Holy awesome.

Brandon Fuller said...

Dude. Never seen one in the wild. Lucky.

Lucho said...

So I have seen a bobcat, turkey, elk, fox and bear up here...a puma is next!?

Jim P. said...

Interestingly, moose were pretty much non-existant in CO until the late 1970s (they were hunted out) when the CO Dept. of Wildlife started reintroducing them. They're still at it, releasing some onto the Grand Mesa in 2005.

They are definitely expanding their range...started in North Park, moved in RMNP and are now making their way into some parts o' the foothills.

Great that you stumbled across one.

Lucho said...

Cool Jim, thanks for the wild life lesson! I didn't realize they were "endangered" here in Colorado at one time.

GZ said...

A half lifetime ago (give or take) I worked on a flight line in Maine on B-52 aircraft. Moose would periodically amble out onto the runway. There were occasions where take offs were delayed because the moose would be out eating some grass at the edge of the runway and they really didn't give a shit that a BUFF was reving all 8 of its engines for a mission. Good stuff.

Michelle Simmons said...

Moana saw that picture and I said, "Do you know what that is?" Her first guess was goat, but then she said, "Moose?" Pretty good for a Hawaii girl! :)

Stay Vertical said...

SWAMP DONKEY! For the best numbers of Moose near the Front Range, check out the west side of the Indian Peaks. Lone Eagle area is loaded with 'em. One of the few huntable populations in CO.

GZ said...

Were you riding in the tour recently? I think I saw you in picture 11 ...

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2011/07/2011_tour_de_france_part_2.html

Carter said...

they are also one of the most dangerous north american big game animals....they are notoriously moody.

Anonymous said...

tim - gorgeiouspix. exactly how close were you to the moose? and just how many mirrors have you broken lately? it sounds like all you have to do is go outside & something bad happens!!!!

daddy, quit falling down!

mom

Lucho said...

Mom- The first picture shows about the distance... not too far but definitely not too close either!
Ya, Ben reminds of the simplicity of all this every time I come home bloody...

Dave said...

MILF.



Awesome pictures Tim, so so cool. Thanks!

Lucho said...

Milf... that's hilarious!