Momma Moose Outside Our Home

On the morning of November 11th, 2015, I was getting ready to leave to work. I walked out of the bathroom after showering and found saw a moose outside our window deep in the brush. The moose wasn’t easy to spot, but my eyes happened to look the best direction to see the animal enjoying her morning breakfast. I walked over to the window to get a better look.
A few days earlier our dog spotted this same moose with her baby in the backyard and played a game running up close to them before running away when the mother got protective. The baby also chased a few times. Our larger sized dog had fun playing this cat and mouse type game as he was fast enough to run up and invade their space before running away when they chased him. I should’ve videoed this exchange and shared on “America’s Funniest Home Videos” or something. When I told some colleagues at work, they asked where the video was.
So on this day as I saw the mamma moose in the distance, I grabbed my phone and started taking a few single snapshots. Unfortunately the moose was still difficult to spot. As I put the phone down, the moose came out of the bushes towards me and looked up at the window a few times right at me. I figured it noticed me and would cautiously keep a distance. Rather, this moose continued to come forward toward me. I took a few more pictures thinking this would be the best angle I could get to share with my colleagues.
I took all the pictures I desired, but I knew I hadn’t taken any video. Yet, taking a video with my phone is less than ideal as I like using my digital camera. But, the moose kept walking towards me until it was directly below me. It was looking in the 2nd story window into the living room. She kept eating leaves and looking inside. She then walked a few paces over to the other window looking into the living room a few paces away from me towards the front of the house. I walked over and continued to look down at the massive animal eating and peering into view of the house.
When she walked around to the front yard I started a video. This video shows the moose eating parts of a climbing rose bush. She eventually walked to the front step outside the front door. I ran around to my daughter’s room and woke her up seeking a better angle as the moose moved down the front of the house. After waking my daughter and telling her what was going on, we went downstairs. My wife had been asleep on the couch and didn’t know any of this was going on. Imagine my wife waking up and seeing this moose looking in at her? That would have been quite a surprise.
In the end, the moose walked across the road past our maple tree and past the neighbor’s house. All can be seen in the video. Now my colleagues have video proof, although the dog was more entertaining a few days earlier. A few cars that passed by also got a view of this moose.
As for me, the experience made my day. I felt fortunate to be able to wake up and enjoy such a scene. I was amazed the moose fearlessly came by and shared her presence with us.

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