Sightings in Canada
"This is a cow moose I followed for two hours after my friends called me to let me know she was swimming in the Saint John River in Fredericton, New Brunswick. She swam across the river three times before she decided to come out of the water. I was able to track her down underneath the Princess Margaret Bridge. From there, I followed her for approximately one hour before the police arrived and asked me to leave because people were holding up traffic. So I did. I went to bring a woman home who was clearly upset because we both thought the police and DNR were going to put the moose down. I drove her home and then went back.
I went up in the trail parallel to the Lincoln road and started taking photos of the DNR officer besides the moose. I told him that if they had to put the moose down, I would not take those photos. Unfortunately, the trail goes up rapidly which meant that I was only going to be able to take a few more photos before I lost them in the trees. But when the moose went behind a house and then decided to come back up on the trail it ended up right in front of me. From there, being alone with the officers, they let me tag along. What a beautiful scene seeing the officers walk besides the moose like if it was a little dog. The young cow moose was probably one and a half years old. A few times she showed us that she was indeed a wild animal and was not to be messed with. But after two full hours of walking with the moose, we were able to see her walk to safety up in the field at the experimental farm in Lincoln. Don't know if she's still there today, but I want to thank every officer that let me join them in this amazing adventure. George."
"Here are photos of an albino moose in North Bay, Ontario, taken by power company employees. I received these by way of e-mail from several forwarded messages. Robert."
"Visiting Canada for the third time and always watching for my beloved moose, I was driving on a small road to Mt. Shark trailhead at the south end of the Banff National Park. I came around a curve and saw something moving in front of me. I stopped immediately an saw a moose cow 15m in front of me. After one minute a calf came out of the forest an joined his (I think the calve will be a bull sometime) mother grazing at the road for more than 10 minutes. It was a wonderfull experience and a highlight of the whole trip. Matthias from Germany."
John sent us these photos of albino moose photographed near Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan.
"I had a most interesting moose encounter, so to speak, on one of the day trails in Ontario Canada's Algonquin Provincial Park. Hiking through Mizzy Lake Trail we came upon a long decomposed carcus of a moose. The skin and other tissue were long gone but the bones and hair remained layed out in the exact position the moose probably layed down and died in. That in itself was quite interesting to see all the bones and thick course hair, but the really interesting and somewhat confusing part involed the many piles, old and new, of moose droppings that totally surrounded the moose bones. It was like other moose came to this spot regularly to pay some kind of respect to the fallen moose. Either that or he wasn't a very well liked moose. I have never seen anything like it before or after. I wish I would of had my camera but I did not. Kelly."
"I live in 100 Mile House, British Columbia and we have had a lot of deer on our property. The dogs chase them away, but last night they stood there and started barking. So I went down the trail to see what it was and there was the biggest moose and two of his friends standing 20 yards from my house. It was neat but scary to see these massive beautiful creatures standing watching me. So the dogs barked a little louder and the moose responded by their moose moan and slowly turned and walked away. Tonight all the dogs were in but the moose were in my driveway—it is amazing. Must get the flood lights set up so I can take their picture. Tina."
"I live in Newfoundland, Canada, and I can tell you that if you want to see some moose, come to Gros Morne National Park on the West coast of the island in May-month. Two years ago I counted 63 moose on the 1.5 hour drive through the park.
Personal moose story: We bought a new house and on our first night in it I started off on a walk on the skiddoo trail behind the house. Within 20 feet I heard a snort and poof suprised a moose on the trail. I walked one way, he walked the other, and I didn't go on my walk! I see evidence of him every day though ... his footprints beside the brook that runs along the edge of my propery. Lisa."
"Driving back from a tour of the WAC Bennett Dam near Hudson Hope, British Columbia I spotted a black moose ... a beauty ... silkly black and still wet from the dew that morning ... about two years old and eight feet tall. But I didn't have my camera! It was the first black moose I have seen in British Columbia. There are lots of brown moose near 100 Mile House, BC and Bella Coola, BC Canada. Doreen."
"We had it in our minds to find and view a moose along the infamous Highway 60 (the parameter of Algonquin Park, by Huntsville, Ontario, Canada). Last year on vacation in the area we drove, we hiked and all to no avail in finding or viewing our big funny-looking friend. We did however learn some tricks of the trade from the learned locals. This year it took two long, long trips at the end of May (with the salt melted from the snow on the side of the roads in the ditches) and at dusk (about 8/9pm) to finally see some moose!
I was so so excited when I caught glimpse of our first moose I took my video camera and ran out of the car with my son. I actually started running towards the moose when my husband reminded me to not run in the bush. There are other creatures in the area of course and I was not prepared at all!
Further down the road there was a male bull wandering in the street that subsequently ran into the bush. We pulled on the side of the road again and saw two young male bulls eating vegetation in the water puddles at the ditch. On our way home we saw one more moose in the thick of the woods at the side of Highway 60. We felt it was worth it! Rachael."
"The moose was very cool. He was big. He was good. [One] was running on the road. I wasn't scared." Joel, age 6, safely in the van."