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    Default Sunday drive ...first calf - 2009

    Here are a few from todays drive out to Nancy Lake and our first moose calf sighting of 2009 near our house.







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    Outstanding, Tull777!

    Love the beautiful brown color on the calf.

    By the way, almost hit a moose with my new car near Delta Junction yesterday. I was lucky enough to see it on time to slow down from 65 MPH to about 40. The moose realized that I was going faster, and stopped on time for me to drive by, but it was real close Then I turned around to take pictures, but the moose saw the same white car and ran into the brush and disappeared.

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    Default Jittery Moose Calf?

    I photographed (barely) my first calf of the year a few days ago. Unfortunately it did not hang around even though it's legs were still wobbly!

    I spotted a cow (with it's new calf) feeding along the road behind the airport. I stopped and set up atop a berm about 30 yards from the pair. The cow didn't pay me any mind. The calf took one look at me, scooted under the cow, and took off down the road as fast as his wobbly legs would carry him! I think both the cow and I were amazed by the calfs' speedy exit. Only after the calf was lost to view in the grass did the cow go after it.

    Quite apparently the calf was frightened by me even though I was a respectable distance from the pair (at least I thought I was). The cow was certainly relaxed. She never even looked at me. I make note of this response only because it was the first time I have ever seen such a response. In my experience calves and fawns of the Deer family hide when unsure of something. I have never seen one react like this one.

    I must have missed a signal somewhere. Hopefully I will not do that again. In any case the cow resumed feeding after she caught up with her calf, and I left to find a subject which was a bit less jumpy.

    Have you fellows had any "town" calves act like this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RayfromAK View Post
    Outstanding, Tull777!

    Love the beautiful brown color on the calf.

    By the way, almost hit a moose with my new car near Delta Junction yesterday. I was lucky enough to see it on time to slow down from 65 MPH to about 40. The moose realized that I was going faster, and stopped on time for me to drive by, but it was real close Then I turned around to take pictures, but the moose saw the same white car and ran into the brush and disappeared.
    Thanks Ray! Gotta love those close calls and we have had our share.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tracey Harmon View Post
    I photographed (barely) my first calf of the year a few days ago. Unfortunately it did not hang around even though it's legs were still wobbly!

    I spotted a cow (with it's new calf) feeding along the road behind the airport. I stopped and set up atop a berm about 30 yards from the pair. The cow didn't pay me any mind. The calf took one look at me, scooted under the cow, and took off down the road as fast as his wobbly legs would carry him! I think both the cow and I were amazed by the calf's' speedy exit. Only after the calf was lost to view in the grass did the cow go after it. ...I must have missed a signal somewhere. Hopefully I will not do that again. In any case the cow resumed feeding after she caught up with her calf, and I left to find a subject which was a bit less jumpy.

    Have you fellows had any "town" calves act like this?
    Hello Tracy! I have never had a calf split like that before. Usually the "Town Cows" hang around and the calves feed off there vibe. Unless the cow, for some reason signaled the calf. Not sure though. Gotta love this time of the year though, moose calves everywhere ...well, kind of. ;O)

    Unfortunately for the little one we had photographed, it was stuck behind a guardrail for sometime after the momma had crossed the road ...



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    Quote Originally Posted by tull777 View Post


    Man, that picture makes Mommas hooves look razor sharp!

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    hunt_ak, I know what you mean! They look wicked!

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    I saw similar near Sand Lake yesterday...just a few day old twins:


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    That' great, WamanSam and nice shot! They will be leaping outta the woodwork before to long.
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