*postscript: I did hit one once with my Honda. Luckily, I was moving at a pretty low speed (maybe 40 MPH), and she just glanced across my front bumper, bounced up and continued to head back into the woods. The next morning, Elenka wanted to know why the front of the car was covered with all kinds of hair.
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Do Not Enter
The state bird of Maine is the chickadee, but the moose is the iconic symbol of the state. This one was caught 'trespassing' at a rest stop on the Maine Turnpike yesterday. He's on loan from the Ira Mountain Association in Kingfield, Maine. I've seen quite a few real ones in the wild in the North Maine Woods, on the Golden Road up North and in Baxter Park. At twilight, they come out of hiding and are quite a sight to behold. You just don't want to run into them on the highway. If you do, and you're traveling at a high rate of speed, because of their height, they're most likely coming through your windshield, and the end, as they say, won't be pretty.