Sunday, July 11, 2010

What Eats A Moose Carcass?

Other than goldfish and Japanese Beetles, pretty much everything.


Casey Klahn said...

I noticed the Golden Eagle ruled the roost. And the coyote has to wait for the wolves, naturally. And, the way that Griz rolled in his food - no wonder they smell so bad. I have downwinded a few black bears in my time, and nothing else smells like that!

After getting that 3/4 angle and slightly below view of the grizzly, I started to get a cold shiver. I had a close encounter with a large bruin last turkey season (spring) and wrote about it here: Hospitals, WW II, Kittens and Bears .

My son is fine, now. I did not have to shoot the bear, but I did draw on him, since he was in instant rush distance, and looked to be overly interested in me. It was quite a rush to watch his red coat coming through the trees as I retreated!

Anyway, since I did wonder about the species, this video does very much describe the back profile that I saw. He differed greatly from blacks in size (if he was a black bear, he is the biggest I have seen) and in color (not an inch of any color other than cinnamon). To make matters more interesting, a blog reader has inside dope regarding the North Cascades grizzlies that they are smaller than Canadian or Alaskan grizzlies.

I run at the mouth. Wild animals get me going, I guess.

SippicanCottage said...

I'm glad I didn't have to write the essay: "What eats a plein air carcass?"

vanderleun said...

Well, it's six in the evening here and time to think about dinner.


Sixty Grit said...

Run, little bunny, run! There are hungry carnivores about!

Pedant said...

Very interesting post, thanks.

Not that it matters, but for the sake of accuracy, judging from what appears to be the antlers in the night vision camera I would say that was a Caribou not a moose.