Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Moose hold up

Hubby and friend returned Monday afternoon and I have been busy helping with the moving in, and going out to buy furniture etc. Our friend probably will move into his own place tomorrow.

It was a lovely day today so we drove to Smithers and picked up a sofa and ordered a chair for his new place. The snow has gone down a lot in the last week but it will still be several weeks before it is entirely gone but in Smithers it was already mostly gone.

As we left the village we were held up for quite a while by a mother moose and her yearling. She plodded in front of the vehicle for approximately 4km or just under 3 miles, not letting us pass. Every time we edged forward she moved in front of us. She was getting very worried about us getting too close to her young, so we had to back off and slowly follow her until she finally decided to get off the road.

2 comments:

Jeni said...

And, from things you've said in the past about the Moose population, I doubt you really would have enjoyed a full confrontation with Mama Moose now, would you?
Glad she finally had enough good sense to get out of the way, off the road though.

Kai said...

Glad to hear Mama got out of the way eventually!

Thanks for dropping by - I love 'meeting' other BC'ers! I haven't been up that way in years - used to live in Terrace for a few months in the late 80's. We've stuck mostly to the Island and the Kootenays in the past 10 years.

Nice to 'meet' you! :-)