Now, although we live in Idaho, this is the southeast and until we moved up on the hill three years ago I wasn't even aware there were any around. Each spring and fall one to three moms bring their first year babies to munch on our gardens and trees. Often they strike in the middle of the night...I only knew they were there this spring because they ate the whole top half off my plum tree (it's small...just 3 years old).
So, anyways, I looked out the front window...no moose. I have trumpet vines along the fence at the side of the house though and they prune them for me every fall, so that's where I headed. I opened the door to see mama staring at me, she acted really freaked out and when I heard a munching sound right next to me I realized baby was pruning not one foot away, I couldn't see him though, it's a big bush. I stayed inside while mom tried to decide whether she needed to attack a threat to her baby, but the fence decided the issue.
I then got some pics when they decided to go next door for desert. Enjoy!
mmm....mama thinks roses for desert sound good!
better check and make sure the little one is ok
baby wants to check out the rose dessert
baby going thru my yard...maybe about 5 feet from me
crossing the road to get away from all the people