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The largest animal in the deer family. It's hard to confuse a moose with anything else. Large ears and a long snout. This is a massive brown mammal with long legs, standing between 5' - 7' at the shoulder. Pictured here is a cow or female moose. Female Moose can weigh as much as 800 lbs, while a large Bull Moose can weigh up to 1,500 lbs and possess an antler rack that spans up to 6' wide.
Prefers wetland forested areas.
I think it's fun to note the stages of annoyance in this series. Picture 1 (No problems): I had spotted this cow from the highway and my wife and I pulled over when it was safe and I hiked back to get a picture. Picture 2 (Curious Moose): My wife decided to get out of the car as well. Picture 3 (Alert Moose): My wife began walking toward me. Picture 4 (Annoyed / Upset Moose): My wife reached my picture spot. There is no picture 5 because when a Moose lays it's ears down it means the photoshoot is done and it's time for the humans to make an immediate exit. We took two steps back and she turned and quickly exited up the hill and through the forest.