Friday, June 28, 2013

A Funny Thing Happened...

on our moose hunt.
Yes, you read that right.
While on our girls weekend,
the four of us saddled up in the car
and headed to a known spot
to find moose.
It's a well kept secret my
friend Teresa knew
and graciously shared with us.
But wait,
a very funny thing did happen on our journey.
We were held captive!
By whom you ask?
Try by what instead?
Two Canada Geese!
That's what.
As we were slowly driving down a country road,
we oohed and ahhed at the baby goslings and their parents
on the side of the road.
We watched as the little ones scurried down the ditch
to  hide in the tall grass.
For a moment,
it looked as though the parents would join them.
But all of a sudden,
one of the parents appeared
before us on the road.
We slowed down even more to give
it a chance to safely return to it's family.

And then the other parent joined in.

OK, they're taking off now.

We almost have lift off!

Oh wait, they've landed again.

OK!  There they go!

Oops.  Guess not.

OK, there they go!
We finally have liftoff!
I have given you the condensed version of this story.
This went of for a good 15 minutes before they finally left us.
Up, down, up, down, up, down they went.
It was the funniest thing I've ever seen.
I can only assume they were trying to lead us away
from their young, much like a killdeer does.
I know you're all wondering if we ever did see a moose.
I'm happy to say, WE DID!
4 girls in a car and we found a moose!
Here he is...a young one at that.

I apologize for the poor quality of these shots but they were taken
from the backseat and a REALLY dirty windshield.
I just enjoyed this story so much,
I decided to go ahead and share what I had.
If you've made it this far,
thanks so much!


Optimistic Existentialist said...

Maybe they were working in tandem with the moose :) they were trying to distract you so the moose could make a getaway :)

Paula said...

Jill I like this story, thanks for sharing it. The Mama cows out here try to lead us away from their new born too.

andy said...

Now that's something u don't see everyday !

EG CameraGirl said...

Success! You did finally find a moose! I guess those geese were in control, weren't they? :))

Buttons said...

Darn Canadians:) I am so happy you seen a Moose I would love to see one someday and I would have posted these too it was just too exciting. B

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

You had me laughing so hard. I am so glad no one was home when I rad your post. My husband would have thought I was crazy. I was laughing so hard.
So happy to know that at the end you did see a moose.
TFS. your girl adventure. So much fun to read your blog post daily.

Terri said...

Smart parents! How cool to see a moose!

TexWisGirl said...

thanks for sharing your adventure! made me laugh.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Laughing at what Optimistic Existentialist said....I agree!

Moose hunt! Where did y'all go? Happy you saw one!

Donna said...

Hahaaaa....Loved the photos!!
Toooo flippin' cute!

Madi and Mom said...


Jeanne said...

Yes I do believe they wanted to lead you away from the babies. I've seen them get quite aggressive. Love your Moose hunt. Fun!!

Dianna said...

(sigh....) goslings are cute, but, at last count, we had 30 Canada geese in our yard. I'm in the process of googling how to convince them to leave....

Jenny Woolf said...

Oh Thatis so funny, I wonder what was going through their little bird minds.

Debbie said...

hehe...funny geese, so glad you shared it!!

so exciting!!

Paula said...

Ohohohoh how AWESOME!!!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh its a great tale. Thanks for sharing!!

Lynne said...

Fun photos . . . Crazy "lift off" and "landing" Geese . . . I think they thought they were on a roller coaster ride!

Happy there was a Moose sighting!

Bonnie said...

Maybe the geese were slowing you down so you would see the moose? Just a thought. Glad your moose hunt was successful!

Bee Lady said...

I bet those geese were wanting you outta there! I had one chase me and a friend through a park one time! SCARY! Very cool that you saw a moose.

Cindy Bee

Jackie said...

Jill would you be willing to share where you went to see that moose. Rick and I try and try to see a moose every fall when we go up the shore....never to spot one. I would love to know the secret place :)

Chatty Crone said...

You sure see some very wonderful sites up there where you live. sandie

Susan said...

How funny!

Michaele said...

That is funny about their antics. I bet you are right in your explanation of it. Nice ride - thanks for taking us.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

the hubby & I always wish to see a moose when in "moose territory" no luck yet ... happy to see you got to see one ... that's awesome!! ( :

Catherine said...

Dear Jill, This was fun. I love the way you conveyed the story. You made me laugh. I am glad you girls spotted the moose.
These are such great memories. Blessings dearest, Catherine xo said...

Jill I am laughing. Good for you. We saved the best for you. I knew sooner or later you would get a take of the big guy.

You have to be at the right time . So there you were. Bingo.

Thats us Canadians.

Let you have the memories at your best shot! We don't want to be greedy.