Moose Tracks in the Mud
While walking around the lake in search of good foliage shots, I decided to go out the trail in search of red capped mushrooms. I had seen them some place while walking (without my camera) and thought for sure it was out this way.
The trail is cleared for snowmobiles in the winter and that is how I found it last year. The snow was all packed down by the snowmobiles so it was easy to follow. But it’s a nice walk in other seasons too except that it can be swampy in places.
When I came back to the road, I was still looking – unsuccessfully – for the red mushrooms and happened to see a large imprint in the mud. People throw their trash all over (don’t understand that) and there was an old oil – or something- container next to the track. It might help to show how big it was.
As I looked further, I could see at least 2 more prints and they were widely spaced.
I don’t know what else could have made this huge track so I am assuming it was a moose. And as I was leaving the area I could hear something make a splash over in the water – out of my view. I ran to the bridge in hopes of seeing my first moose…but no such luck. Tracks are all I get – today.
Again I thought, as I so often do while walking…WHY ARE PEOPLE SUCH PIGS? – throw your trash away at home!