We came home Friday night to this in our yard. Stella is the mama moose's name. She has an injured front right leg (looks as if it is almost turned completly around) She is kind of mean, but she is a local fixture around the neighborhood. Our neighbors were in one car, me in another and my husband,Bob in his car next to me. We were 3 abreast on the road watching her eat our trees, while the babies were in the pasture unable to get to her because of a fence.
She heard us talking and then came running for her babies. We all turned our cars off, then became very quiet. She came within 2 feet of our cars, calling for her babies, stopped next to us and then continued on while we collectively let out our breaths and checked our pants.