You May Have Never Seen These Before, Do You Know What They Are?
A person can find a lot of interesting things in the woods, and you never know what you are going to run into. On my recent fishing expedition, I encountered several piles of these Easter egg looking things that I had never seen before.
I suspected moose droppings from the start, and my brother confirmed for me that it was in fact moose.
Over the course of our weekend excursion near Grand Lake, I noticed several more piles. Unfortunately, there was not an actual moose to be seen, but I was amazed at the size of the droppings. They are huge! In fact, they looked like Cadbury Creme Eggs.
Since first being introduced in the state via transplants in the late 70s, Colorado's moose population continues to grow steadily.
According to Colorado Parks & Wildlife, the moose population in the state in approaching 1,000. While it's a growing number, it's not a large number in terms of wildlife. An actual moose sighting is truly a rare and treasured occurrence.
The CPW says there's about 400 moose on the Grand Mesa.
I've never seen a moose outside of maybe a zoo, or on the Rocky and Bullwinkle show, but I sure would like to. At least seeing the droppings of a moose is a start.