The struggle is real for moose when darn obstacles stand in their way.
John Hemenway shot this amazing footage of a mama moose and her yearling calf in Utah recently. And I'm thinking the age-old question of 'why did the chicken cross the road?' equally applies to moose. As you'll see, mom is a great teacher as she leads junior over the first of two barbed wire fences and tentatively tackles a skating-rink of a road.
Spoiler Alert: Mom is slightly more sure-footed than her little one.
Unlike whitetail deer that can leap great heights, moose have to rely on their massively long legs to straddle over obstacles. Unfortunately, not having a low center of gravity puts them at a disadvantage when it comes to staying steady on slick surfaces, as junior soon found out.
If this video is any indication of the beauty Utah holds, a visit is definitely in our travel plans. Simply stunning.