Last night we had to run back into the house when we heard something very large crunching the snow and breaking branches. We RAN back to the house, and the dogs had to hold it until this morning.
I scanned the area for moose this morning, and not seeing any, took the dogs out to their yard and all missions were accomplished, including barking, playing and general running around. We had just gotten into the house when my neighbor texted me that there were two moose in her driveway, which is also my driveway. Within five minutes the mama moose was in my yard, munching on willows. I never even saw the calf.
Then she stepped into the woods, to continue browsing.
Can you find her?
Moose think dogs should be destroyed. All dogs are considered "wolves" by moose. And wolves eat lots of calves (as do bears). I've been chased twice by moose while I was with one or both of my dogs.
What's it like to have 2000 lbs. of hairy madness behind you while you run? Well, remember that scene in Jurassic Park where the people are being chased by a T-rex? It's very much like that. Except they had a jeep!