Open Thread – Moose Gives Bronx Cheer
I suppose I could just make this one a caption contest, but I’ll give you a little back story.
I was sitting at the computer, minding my business as I usually do, when a dark shape caught my eye out the sliding glass door. No sooner had I looked over my shoulder than it became evident what the shape had been – a very lovely cow moose. I’m not sure if this was one of the twins that Mudflats readers may remember, but she seemed to be about the same age.
I grabbed my camera, which for once was right where I needed it, with the right lens, and the battery charged. That happy trifecta doesn’t always happen, so I was very pleased. I bolted over to the door, hoping to be able to get a nice shot for an Open Thread before she scampered off into the woods. I slid the door open gingerly to avoid startling her.
Well, not only did she not run off, she ran right over to investigate and gave me this little display. It was one of those pictures when you know immediately that you’ve captured the moment. I’d like to say it was some kind of moose-whispering skill on my part, but really it was just dumb luck – finger on shutter, tongue out.
Feel free to caption it in the comments if you like. I’m thinking I may have found next year’s Christmas card…