A couple of days ago I was at the boat dock at E. Loring Lake and something made me turn around and look out at the lake. A moose was swimming across the lake. Even when we were living in Alaska and saw lots of moose there, I'd never seen a moose swim before. Most times here (in Maine) I see them wading along the shore of ponds or lakes.... browsing the water plants growing there. I was on my bicycle and had only a small "point and shoot" with me so didn't get very good pictures.
This morning, on my early drive, I stopped to check out where the lake is dammed up and the overflow continues into the brook.
Much to my surprise I saw this young bull moose swimming in the lake. And, as a bonus, a loon was also swimming there.
I hurried to the photo blind, which is maybe a quarter mile away to try for a better view....
He was still quite a distance away, but I watched him swim across the lake and walk up onto the bank.
He shook the water off his back and headed into the brush.
When I got back into my car I saw him cross the road ahead of me, but then a few minutes later cross back and head down to the water again. I continued on my morning drive, but before going home I drove back to the photo blind for a second look.
I thought he might have wandered back to the water's edge for breakfast...
He'd walked back to the lake and was standing in the water finding a snack.
I love my morning drive through the Refuge.... I never know what I'll come across, but I'm never disappointed. There's always something, even if it's just the sunrise or cobwebs covered with dew.
That's All For Today!