Now, it's a well-known fact that wherever you leave food around, you're going to get beasts. Whether it be ravens stealing food out of your truck, bears breaking into your improvised kitchen out at the woodlot, or moose munching on your leftovers--rest assured, especially this late in the winter, that animals are going to come around and partake.
Now, remember my experiments over the past several days?
We left little bits of cabbage strewn all over the target area. I already told you about moose tracks found around that box you see in the photo--evidence of Bullwinkle & Co. scrounging around for the tasty bits. Well, today I caught them in the act:
Take a closer look at the moose out back, you'll see his nose covered in snow from digging around for cole slaw, right around the box we set up those cabbages on this past Sunday.
Big lunks must be desperate. Moose are usually shy and skittish, but I took this shot from the cab of the truck--less than ten yards away:
As soon as I emptied the buckets, they came running around the other side to eat. I kept an eye out for a potential charging situation (the older bull kept his ears down almost the entire time), but fortunately, I was not unarmed (albeit with the .45 instead of the .44), and as you can tell, they fought a little over the scraps.
After a while, they disappeared into the woods. See if you can find the moose in the picture below: