"These happy golden years are passing by, these happy golden years." Laura Ingalls Wilder

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Meet MUFF




.... the moose. He was spotted this morning out our back door. Nathan thought Muff would be a nice name for the critter. Three hours later he/it was still chomping on the bare trees out back. Last I saw of him he was hanging around my bedroom's sliding door; this meant I had to work in the front yard.

Photos by: Mrs. Mac 4/7/09

17 comments:

Jim said...

Better watch it, M&M, those mooses (meese??) can get onery and hurt you or others. I would poison him.

I am glad you had a taste of Texas spring yesterday. Nice, huh?

Happy Easter!
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(I wouldn't poison any animal. Sorry if it bothered you. I wouldn't shoot any either.)
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byhisgracealone said...

WHAT ???? you went outside while there was a moose in your yard...surely you jest!!!! I would have freaked....

Mrs. Mac said...

FYI ... Muff was photographed with a telephoto lens ... from about 15-30 feet (15 feet from the safety of my bedroom door ;)

Constance said...

I am SO jealous! I have a healthy respect for these HUGE animals but Moose are my favorite! I can't imagine looking out and seeing that! I remember in 2005 we were crossing the border form Alberta back into Montana and a HUGE Bull Moose come up out of the woods and run right in front of our van! Dave was only going 35mph but still had to break hard! All of our camping gear slid forward, I said the "oh shoot" word and before we could blink our eyes, it had disappeared!! I couldn't believe how fast something so gangly looking is!
Connie

Deb said...

Oh, Bentley would have a field day barking at Muff!!

...all he has are the dozens of "guouski" (that's the word verification for this post - which would be Polish for Goose - pronounced "goose-ski".)

Sara said...

is he friends with frankly (my deer)?

Trish said...

What a magnificent creature...I would love to have been there with you!

Margie said...

it really is the mangy moose lodge!

Pat said...

How cool! I would love to look out my window (and stay inside the house) and see that big 'ol moose outside. Who needs to rent a movie when you have nature to entertain you? You're very blessed to live in such a beautiful place.

Deb,
I wonder if guouski like pierogies?

Rebecca said...

How fantastic...right on your doorstep!

Maggie Ann said...

How majestic and beautiful he is. But why not...God created him. Wow..I'm impressed. I've never seen a moose. I hope you are feeling better now. There is still so much illness spreading around. I'd better call it a day...I just had my nightly go-round with 'bookworm'pc word game which I bought and really like.

Amrita said...

Are you going to have moose for Easter lunch?

Jada's Gigi said...

Oh my word! He is huge! You'd better stay in the front yard! Congratulations o n those perfect spring days...Looks like we will be having a couple this weekend ourselves and nothing is more perfect that those perfect days falling on the weekend!

Saija said...

*smiling* ... love the pics!!!

and Happy Easter to you and yours!

Crown of Beauty said...

What a perfect spring day it must be for you, complete with a real live moose!

Felisol said...

Dear Mrs. Mac,
queen of the last frontier!
You are living in a wonder.
No wonder you can stand some snow and winter to be that in pact with nature.
I have seen a moose running over fences and fields to reach the woodlands. it was a sight I'll never forget. Such an easy elegance.
Hope the snow has melted away this Easter and that you once more are eager out in your garden.
The muff will hopefully find food deep in the woods!
From Felisol

therextras said...

OMGosh! I was just going to comment on your top post how I didn't think there are any moose in your area!

Great photos! Good thing you were able to photo from a distance as, yes, I understand they can be as dangerous as a bear.

You have the life, Mrs. Mac!

Barbara