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Moose on display in northern Colorado park

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado
Special to the Vail Daily

WALDEN, Colorado ” Moose can be seen by the dozen at Colorado’s State Forest State Park, near Rocky Mountain National Park.

The huge, shaggy animals during the spring are in search of greening willows and sprouts of new grass. In late April and through May, visitors have seen up to 25 moose in a single day and viewed unique moose habits.

“Moose will get down on their front knees to eat grass. That always surprises visitors,” said Deb McLachlan of State Forest State Park. “Moose sometimes think they are hiding behind a tree, but you can see their big bodies behind the tree.

“It is like driving through a moose refuge. Visitors may not see moose immediately, but if you stay quiet and listen, you may hear a snort or see an ear flicker,” said McLachlan. “If you’re driving, go slow or pull over to the side and just wait.”

Early mornings and early evenings are the best times to spot moose, but it’s possible to see moose at any time of day.

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