Moose fight in Grand Teton NP

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  1. mosu84

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    Today we stumbled upon a mother and her calf along Moose-Wilson Road. There were a ton of people out taking pictures of the two of them, so we pulled in and got a pretty close (20 yards) look at them. Almost as soon as we got down there, another calf stumbled into the area. She soaked in the pond for a few minutes before the mother seemed to care.

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    Then the mother finally confronted her and drove the other cow away from her calf. (Wish I was taller so that I could have taken a clean shot over the high grass)

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    Where is Moose-Wilson Road?

    Nice pictures but since we are both from Boston I'm pissed that I don't know where Moose-Wilson Road is so I can visit!

    Years ago I use to take pictures of them up in Maine and it was so cute how I could take one step inside their comfort level and they would just take one step back...funny how people feel that killing them is a sport---walk up within 20-60 feet....drink a 12 pack and still shoot them...yeah a sport.
     
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    I'm jealous. I spent most of my life in Montana and have only seen a moose on two occasions. Both times it was only his rapidly retreating butt I saw by the time I could get my camera ready to shoot.
     
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    Awesome shots. It's been a while since I have been to Grand Teton. It's a great place to see tons of moose!
     
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    Moose-Wilson is in Wyoming -- quite a drive from Boston. I had such a great time watching these fellas that I can't wait to take a drive up to NH or Maine to try and see them in the Northeast. Have you ever driven Moose Alley up in NH?
     

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