Classically Canadian

Classically Canadian

It just serves to illustrate, yet again, that everything really is cute when it is very small.

It just serves to illustrate, yet again, that everything really is cute when it is very small.

Moose, long recognized as one of the classic iconic ‘Canadian’ creatures of the wild are not normally known for their beauty; instead are admired for their impressive mass, the size of their heads and breadth of their antlers (male).

The (moose) female gestation period is eight months (breeding/September-October) with births occurring in May or June.

One couldn’t help but think this newborn (only a few hours or a day old) was pretty cute in spite of the fact that it already sports most of its general (somewhat homely) parental characteristics.

Still awkward and unsteady on its feet, this little moose calf was being gently nudged (moved) across the Dog Creek Road near Springhouse Airpark at about 9 a.m. on Saturday morning as this photographer happened along.

Likely birthed in the large hayfield alongside Boitano Lake in the early morning hours (or late the evening before (Friday) its mama (cow moose) was intent on moving the newborn to the relative safety of the surrounding timbered area as soon as possible.