Spot the moose!

Reader Roger Sorensen sent a “spot the moose” photo with this note:

These were taken along the Minnesota north shore at Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center (near Finland, MN), May 2016.

A friend and I were at Raven Lake looking at pitcher plants and heard a crashing up the slope. There was the moose [Alces alces] – and seconds later it was out of sight.

It’s easy to spot once you look at the 2nd picture, taken after it ran off.

Can you spot it? I call this one medium hard. Click to enlarge, and I’ll post the reveal at about 2 pm Chicago time.

And remember that this popular feature was started long ago by Matthew Cobb, who put up a “spot the nightjar” post.

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17 Comments

  1. GBJames
    Posted December 19, 2016 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

    I love the photo, but damned if I can see a moose in it.

  2. Frank Bath
    Posted December 19, 2016 at 12:22 pm | Permalink

    Nor me. Photos, they tell fibs!

  3. robin
    Posted December 19, 2016 at 12:22 pm | Permalink

    Too easy!

  4. Randall Schenck
    Posted December 19, 2016 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

    Sure you didn’t say mouse?

  5. Posted December 19, 2016 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

    I couldn’t find the moose, but I saw plenty of faces of Jesus in the bark of the trees! I hope I get points for that!

    • HaggisForBrains
      Posted December 20, 2016 at 7:57 am | Permalink

      So far I’ve spotted three mooses – pareidolia strikes again.

      • Posted December 20, 2016 at 9:40 am | Permalink

        I beat you. I spotted four moose, a zebra and the head of the sphynx.

  6. Chris G
    Posted December 19, 2016 at 12:32 pm | Permalink

    Damn, I can’t do these! Zoomed in, poured over every millimetre for ten minutes, still can’t find the bloody thing! Moose schmoose.
    Hopefully someone will (Sorry PCC(E), couldn’t resist),
    Chris G.

  7. Karst
    Posted December 19, 2016 at 12:41 pm | Permalink

    I think I see it, maybe. Looking forward to the reveal, to see if I am right. But don’t really expect to be right.

  8. darrelle
    Posted December 19, 2016 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

    I’d classify this one as hard. I’m usually pretty good at these and I can’t see anything that is clearly a moose. Curious to see if my guess is correct.

  9. Posted December 19, 2016 at 1:05 pm | Permalink

    I give up. I don’t see no stinking moose.

  10. Joseph Stans
    Posted December 19, 2016 at 1:11 pm | Permalink

    No moose but I did spot the nightjar.

  11. Frank Bath
    Posted December 19, 2016 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

    … now I see a leopard or something sitting on the rock to the right of the big one.

  12. Billy Bl.
    Posted December 19, 2016 at 1:21 pm | Permalink

    I think its on the other side of the hill.

  13. Posted December 19, 2016 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

    I think, maybe I see it …

  14. Posted December 19, 2016 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

    Next to squirrel?

  15. Posted December 19, 2016 at 1:47 pm | Permalink

    Hell, they ain’t no moose in thar.


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