Monday, September 27, 2010

A Sunday afternoon visitor!

We were out behind our barn yesterday just checking on some cattle. Look at who came to visit us. YES....it's Mr. Moose! :) He stopped walking and took a good, long look at us.



He turned away from us as if he was really contemplating the situation.



He didn't stay long...he promptly turned around and started walking away. So much for our Sunday afternoon visitor!


I will be back on Wednesday...so be sure to stop by then. As always, remember to leave me a message and make this Farmchick's day!! :)


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28 sweet chicks commented here:

Sheena Simpson said...

It's deer season here any visitor like him would be staying for dinner. :)

CCC said...

How fun is that? We have them here too. Once we saw a mom with a calf even. My cowboy called her Mary Moose for the longest time. They are soo big I'm always glad when they head the other way.

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

What a Beauty! Love the picture!
I would flip out seeing one, we don't have them in are area!
Thanks For sharing, I was excited just seeing him!
Teresa

Before The Dawn said...

How cool that you saw a moose! They are a rare sighting here, I have never seen one. Hubby has. Our 6 yr old has a stuffed moose and it's her most favorite toy.

small farm girl said...

Wow! Those things are masive! I didn't realize how much muscle and width a moose has. Thanks for the pictures!

ohiofarmgirl said...

That is just s amazing....Dianntha

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

Wow! What a great photo! I have never seen a moose in person before and would love to...you're so lucky!

Joe said...

Nice pics. But I have a question. I live in VA so I know nothing about Moose so please bear with me. How much damage do the Moose do to your crops, fences, etc. I live further north but VA is going to restock Elk in the southwestern counties and many of the farmers there are concerned about the damage an animal that size will do. Where I live we have deer and bear and they can do a lot of damage in the corn fields. Thanks.

Twisted Fencepost said...

How cool is that?!!
We don't have them over here, so I always enjoy seeing them.
Love the pictures!

Down On The Farm said...

How cool is THAT!! No moose in Missouri :)!!! Thanks for sharing that with us.

Loafer Mountain Primitives said...

Just be glad it was from afar!
We rounded the corner coming home from camping to see one standing in the middle of the road! face to face with our children in the top of the camper!! They are very tall!
Scared the snot out of the kids..he he..

Farmchick said...

Wow! I would love to see that.

Amy Kinser said...

What an incredibly beautiful visitor. I can't imagine having that beauty walk up into my yard. A blessing, I think.

Country Whispers said...

What a beautiful creature. I've never seen one before so I think it is neat that you've got one that close.

Steph said...

No moose down here, but we did have a doe and buck in our backyard when we were picking cotton a couple of days ago. The doe was running, but the buck just stood there and stared at us for the longest. Just as I was about to take a picture, somebody cranked up a cotton picker and scared it off, lol.

Kelle said...

What a handsome fella. We had one not as big as your visitor and he hung around at the river's edge drinking for 20-25 minutes. Sadly that was before we got our digital camera.
Great shots, thanks for sharing them. :o)

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

Now isn't that cool! -- I would love to see a moose - but may not ever in my parts... I'm sure glad you had your camera with - thanks for sharing! Oh I love your new header!

vivian said...

How cool is that! We dont have them here.. but there are about a million deer around here!
have a great week
vivian

vivian said...

How cool is that! We dont have them here.. but there are about a million deer around here!
have a great week
vivian

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

That is very interesting. They are beautiful creatures but with a dangerous reputation. I think you are one of the fortunate ones!
★Linda★

Nel said...

Wow That is so cool! A moose with an attitude!
until next time... nel

The Farmers Oldest Daughter said...

Neat pics! We have elk and deer in Arkansas but no moose. It is deer season and they are everyone. Sunday we saw a mama and her 2 fawns.

Sharon said...

What a great shot of your visitor.
I have never seen one in real life.
The deer in this area is really bad again this time of year.
thanks for sharing that with us.

Cow Pies & Mud Pies said...

Wow! Can't imagine just randomly running into a Moose! LOL

Very cool pics. Hope all is well with you and your family. We are good here in KS, just keeping busy and finally enjoying some cooler temps. Take care.

Crystal said...

Wow you were pretty clcose and got some good shots of him! Nice!!

gowestferalwoman said...

"a young man looking for love" Its that time of the year, and you took some excellent shots!

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

Maybe he was stopping by Farmchick's Kitchen to find out what was for dinner. He's a fine specimen too with that shiny coat. Glad you took pictures. xxoo

Lydia said...

These are great photos! How cool:)