Firsts on the Weekend

Driving back from Chewelah on Sunday we noticed a moose on the side of the highway. We turned around and hurried back to get another look.

We spooked it and it started running away.

Thankfully it stopped to take a look at us!

Our son thinks this was a young one!

On Saturday we spotted this critter on our back slope. We think it is a fox but it could be a coyote.

It’s coloring makes us think more fox than coyote.

This was the first moose we have seen since moving to Colville in 2018. Whether the other animal is a fox or a coyote it is a first sighting on our property of either!

Our yards are still covered with snow here and we have temperatures below freezing so not much melting happening.

Here we are on the last day of January. Is it just me or did January fly by?

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15 thoughts on “Firsts on the Weekend

  1. Hi Ellen~

    What great sightings! Well done to see the moose and turn around for a closer look. I don’t know what the other critter is, but he doesn’t look much like a fox to me. They have such distinctive pointed faces.

    Whatever the snow situation is there, I know it will be long gone before mine is.

    No, January did not fly by for me, but thankfully, it is gone now. It’s been long and harsh. The cold was positively brutal.

    Keep having fun!

    ❄️Vee

  2. Ellen, your property is amazing. It reminds me of when I lived in Estes Park, CO. We had elk, deer, coyotes and other animals visit all the time. Never a moose, though. However, we did frequently see moose around the Grand Lake area. They’re amazing to see with their long skinny legs and big bodies. And those antlers! Do you know that a pair of antlers can weigh over 40 lbs? How cool would it be to find a shed moose antler? I agree with Eileen, that looks like a coyote to me. Have a great week! xx

  3. How cool to see the moose – I’ve never seen one.
    The other animal looked more like a coyote to me. I’ve seen them around here.
    The month flew by for me too.

  4. So very cool to see a moose! I have never seen a live moose, but we have seen a taxidermied moose at the Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History and I was stunned at its size. It was much bigger than I had imagined! Great sighting!

    I think I am voting “coyote” too. Its legs look longer than a fox’s.

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