IMG_0004.jpgIMG_0005.jpg Met this guy on one of my jobsites on Wednesday. I'm used to young, curious bulls but I have never had one act this na´ve, curious and interested in humans. I put my arms up like antlers and swayed and it held his attention like I've never seen. I made one quick snort/grunt and he started walking straight at me, ears perked up, all curious. Not the tiniest sign of aggression. At about 10 feet, I started walking backwards away from him. The funny thing was, walking away, I turned around the back of a shed hopefully so he would lose interest and keep browsing. He actually stopped at the corner, looked around and sniffed for me, saw me, turned the corner and started again right for me. He was seriously following me around like a puppy, it was so funny. I ditched him and kept working while he browsed not more than 50 feet from me for an hour. I could talk or whistle and he would look around and sniff for me. A little while later, I warned the homeowner about him and asked if she wanted me to try to keep him away from her crabapple trees. She said no and proceeded to tell me he had been born in the neighborhood and his mama had died at the end of his first summer. He managed to make it through the winter and she says he has stayed super close, pretty much never leaving the neighborhood and is way more comfortable around humans than most moose she's seen. Very interesting moose. Has anyone else dealt with or seen a moose that was orphaned and became way socialized and accustomed to people? I'm going to see if he's still around there after September 3rd when that left antler of his forks out. It sure made me hungry what with him coming so close to me. I could have killed him with a machete.