Marty’s photo of the day #2561: Yay! The first moose of the year is here. When I first saw the land we bought surrounding where we would eventually build our house, I didn’t think “moose territory,” because even though it has surface water, it’s not swampy. Nevertheless, just about every year, since 1996, we’ve had a summer moose—sometimes several of them. I’m also amazed that somehow they avoid the poachers that are likely nearby.

This year’s moose was in some thick brush by a ditch the trickles across the upper portion of our land. The sky was getting dark, and I couldn’t safely get close enough for a quality photo, but with any luck I’ll get several more chances in the coming weeks.