Moose at the Motel

Happy December friends! And happy Monday! After many years of hoping I’d see a Colorado moose, 3 graced my path this fall. Unexpectedly of course, so I was rather unprepared, fidgeting with lenses in hopes to capture the grandeur of a Moose, while being mindful not to disturb the wild creature or provoke them to charge. The scene below was captured a couple of months ago on our way out of Colorado. We were cruising down a two lane mountain highway, passing by remnants of a once lively place, when I spotted the moose grazing in front of what used to be a motel.  It was in the early hours of the morn and we were the only car on the road, we slowed down, backed up and I reached for my camera bag in the back seat. Our dog, Styx, was equally excited, his panting and squealing shaking the truck like too much bass. The moose was obviously aware of us but rather unfazed, carrying on with its continental motel breakfast.  It was a real challenge to produce a clear image but I loved this scene too much not to share.

Moose grazing at abandoned Motel Cafe, Colorado. ©Victoria Lise 2018.
Moose Eat Free @ The Motel Cafe
Moose eating grass on its knees. ©Victoria Lise 2018.
Bottoms Up
Early morning moose sighting in front of an abandoned Colorado Motel. ©Victoria Lise 2018.
Reclaiming Territory

Moose brunching on grass, bottoms up! ©Victoria Lise 2018.

What’s the wildest animal you’ve crossed paths with? 

As always, thank you all for joining me here and until next time, 

Happy Trails♥

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  1. hey Victoria, nice share

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    1. Thanks so much, Rita! Hope all is wonderful! x

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      1. yep, Happy Winters❄❄❄

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      2. Lovely! Here too!

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  2. Lovely pictures! I think the wildest animal I’ve seen is a badger.. which in comparison to a Moose doesn’t seem to pack the same punch lol! But I was amazed as the only wild animals I ever come across are the very occasional fox, some bats, a few hedgehogs a year and well.. – that’s basically it lol

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    1. Thanks so much, Sarah!! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a badger! Are they big like cat size? That’s still a good little mix of wildlife you see! Hedgehogs are so adorable! I had been hearing people talk about moose sightings for 5 years until I finally spotted them for myself. We frequently see fox and coyotes, prairie dogs and beavers, Elk and deer, and the occasional moose or Rocky Mountain goat. Oh and Bears, mountain lion, and bighorn sheep I guess we do have a pretty diverse array of animals here.


      1. Possible bigger than a cat, but lower to the ground. And that is a lot lol. I would love to see a wild bear and mountain lion.. – from a safe distance of course 😉

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  3. So beautiful. The first capture evokes so many stories !
    Looks straight out of a novel or a movie.
    Your energy ….must have been pleasing to the moose hence why he stayed eating his continental breakfast 🥞🌱the wildest animal I have seen is a Fox 🦊 and a magestic Owl . There is something that occurs when we encounter wildlife….it’s something inexplicable..very humbling and sacred in a way🙏

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    1. Thank you so much! I am so glad you found an allure to the scene as well! My goodness it was just so many things I love! You said it exquisitely and I agree wholeheartedly with how you explain encounters with wild creatures! xoxo


  4. What an exciting sight! The motel adds to the story and fun!

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    1. I was just tickled by the scene! Really loved getting to witness that and photograph what I could. Thanks Denise!!


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