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17 Sep 2007
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Moose in Vermont
I've taken a break from blogging recently as you can see. We got slammed (that's a "good thing" as Martha would say) with business over the Labor Day weekend. Now we are in a quiet period before the fall foliage rush and I am scrambling to get some outdoor work done while the weather is good and I have the time. The weather here has been perfect lately with mostly clear days and pleasantly cool temperatures.

One of our guests was asking a little while ago about moose. We often have guests asking about moose but it seems like more than normal lately. This summer, I've been able to tell them that we have one (I think it is probably the same one) around our inn. It has been coming through every two to three weeks but there was one period when I did not see any sign for about five weeks. However, I have seen fresh tracks in the woods and our driveway lately. Yesterday I saw new tracks in the parking lot and along the forest trail up to our cabins. "Our" moose comes through late at night and I see the fresh tracks in the morning.

Although moose can be seen anywhere in Vermont, the best chance to see them is in the "Northeast Kingdom" section of the state, especially the area around the towns of Island Pond, Averill, and Ferdinand. There have been many sightings on Route 2 between St. Johnsbury and Lunenburg, VT. The photo at the top of this blog page was taken on Route 100 between Warren and Granville, a few miles south of our inn.

Female moose are about six to seven feet high and weigh 600 to 800 pounds. Male moose are about seven or eight feet tall and weigh 1000 pounds - that's right, a half ton.

For more about moose in Vermont, see my blog entry dated July 9 of last year. You can use the Blog Archive or Search devices in the right column to go to the article.

(c) 2007 Jeff Connor Grunberg Haus
 
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