About an hour ago the dogs were going crazy. I looked out the window but couldn’t see anything. I was in the middle of getting treats for Stew, the outside rabbit, and the chickens so I just carried on. Then I stepped outside.
The chickens were making all kinds of noise too. It sounded like they were really distressed and my first thought of course was a fox. I got to the end of the garage/shop and there stood a rather large cow moose, right next to the coop and pen. My poor little hens were frantic. I can’t imagine what they were thinking but it wasn’t good!
I went back inside and grabbed the camera. By then the moose had started to move away. But Rudy the rooster, bless his little bantam heart, was all puffed up, flapping his wings and crowing and screeching for all he was worth. The girls were all standing behind him nervously cackling and moving in a tight little dance. My standard size rooster was roosting and watching the action unfold before him. I know who will go in the stew pot first!
Here’s the video of the cow moose.
Her ears were back and her hackles were up so I kept a healthy distance. Seconds later, the reason for her mood came trotting by.