Many have good reasons for the angst

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Posted by Ballpark Frank ( on 13:16:05 01/14/17

In Reply to: Glad you are sharing the moose! posted by Beej


We lose literally hundreds of moose annually to vehicle collisions. Unlike the deer that I have had two unfortunate meetings with on Hwy 89 between Gardiner and Livingston (one of which was more of a slight brush), hitting a moose, particularly if it is on a high speed highway that connects cities, is a catastrophic event. The vehicles are frequently totaled, and occasionally, humans are injured seriously or killed. I can understand how some folks around here are less than thrilled when they see moose around roads. After seeing how fast Rosie gleaned what was edible off those trees, I can imagine that serious gardeners would also have issues with moose around their homes. I'm a xeriscaping freak, so I don't care what critters do to our plants.

Rosie stopped by yesterday afternoon. She circled the tree in the front yard, trying to figure out a way to get at the berry clusters beyond her reach. Eventually, she left in frustration. I watched her cross the street and disappear into a backyard that must not be fenced. I thought about how this insures that some berries will be available for any avian life that happens by.

BTW, we got a bunch of snow from this latest storm. My sister in Bend, Oregon says they just got the biggest dump of snow in the 25 years they have lived there. I'm happy for those in California that the rain turned to snow in the high Sierras.


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