Majestic Intrusion: Curious Moose Peeks Into Upstate New York Window
Some people wait their whole lives for the chance to see a moose in the woods. One Upstate New Yorker got to see one up close and personal.
Why go looking for moose when you can have one come right to you? Jules Callaghan was at his home on Chateaugay Lake in Merrill New York, when he noticed a large object outside the window.
Moose Out the Window
Turned out that object was a moose and it was looking back at him through his window.
Callaghan managed to snap a few pictures of the majestic animal in his driveway before it wandered off, back into the woods.
Early Bird Catches Magical Moose Moment
The early bird may catch the worm. But the early riser caught magical moments.
Lance Cole was enjoying coffee at his cabin at Chimney Mountain when he noticed a man fishing in a canoe. "I saw a black object in a place where there were no stumps," said Cole who grabbed binoculars to see what it was.
The object turned out to be a moose. "The first one I've ever seen," Cole said. "I grabbed my camera and started taking photos."
Fisherman Gets Up Close Look at Majestic Moose in the Adirondacks
Moose on a Beach
Another early riser caught a magical moment when a moose strolled along a New York beach.
Neal Larkin works at Port Henry Beach and opens the gates early in the morning. One morning he noticed what he thought was a horse standing out on the old steamboat pier. "After a closer look, I was like that's a moose."
Check out Larkin's personal moose shoot from the Port Henry beach.
Moose on Loose Strolls New York Beach
Fisherman Catches Magical Moment
Another fisherman caught more than fish on Cranberry Lake in St Lawrence County. Sonny McPherson noticed a moose a couple of hundred yards from shore. "I immediately shut the motor off and used the trolling motor to quietly get close enough to capture a once-in-a-lifetime moment with my camera zoomed in."
The moose climbed ashore and finished swimming to the other side of the lake. McPherson didn't follow. He continued to watch from a safe distance. "The moose's safety and health were most important to me. I did not want to stress the animal. I captured a rare encounter and left the animal completely okay.
If you see a moose, you're asked to report it to the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). They are conducting a multi-year research project to obtain information on the status of New York State's moose population, health of the moose, and the factors that influence moose survival and reproductive rate.