Moosin' Around

On our float the other day, Lanette and I spotted a lone moose swimming from the true-left bank to an island, which we were on the right of.  As I walked around the island for a better view, the yearling dove into the water to join her brother, already following Mom back across the river.

As Mom jumped out, the twins paddled hard to join her.

The young bull lost footing and I thought he was in trouble...there was a down tree just below.

A powerful kick, and he was back up,

...and home free.

Our moose population has taken a hit over the past 10 years as a result of disease, roadway traffic, and wolves so it is encouraging to see a happy, healthy family out for a swim.