|View of the Tetons and the meadows from the Jackson Lake Lodge outdoor back patio|
|Oxbow Bend Turnout--another great place to look for moose! But none today.....|
We saw a few cars pulled over on a ridge over the Gros Ventre River so we stopped to take a look. VOILA! A mama moose AND her baby calf, munching the willows along the river! The baby was hidden, but you could see his ears twitching so we knew where he was. Mama Moose was keeping a VERY vigilant eye on her baby. She was feeding, but watching us, and watching her baby very very closely. We were quite high up looking down, so we weren't worried. She doesn't look very big, does she? She SEEMED very docile...But we found out later, that moose are more dangerous than grizzly bears. More people are more seriously hurt more often from moose attacks, according to more than one ranger. Moose can be lethal with their front hoofs and take off like a shot after you in seconds flat. When the ranger told us more people get hurt from moose attacks than bear attacks, I could see Eldy nodding his head and shaking his finger out of the corner of my eye. But I will still get my moose photos, you know, like a Mountie always gets his man! And I did!
|She looks kinda coy here....like, "I see you!"|
At the spot where you'd think you would see moose, we didn't! On Moose-Wilson Road at an overlook with the most beautiful grasses and marshes....