Anna Goes to Yellowstone

From the Mammoth Ranger Station we headed east to the Blacktail Plateau and were surprised to spot a moose making its way through the deep snow. Generally, moose are seen in the southern part of the park, and then only rarely. This one was almost at the northern boundary. We watched the moose walk down into a stream gully, where it joined a small moose – probably its calf. Seeing two moose was a real treat. Moose appear to be very ungainly but are well adapted to walking in marshes and snow; note how the rear leg is able to lift almost clear of the snow to move forward.

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