On a typical morning commute I see tourists pulled over on the side of the road taking pictures of our beautiful area. Yesterday was no exception since the foliage is really starting to pop, especially along the river. However, I did find it odd that so many cars were parked in Wilmington Notch along the narrow rock wall. I kept driving, but I wondered if I should have stopped and if there was a brilliant orange tree that was photo worthy.
Hours later, I found out there was a moose standing in the river. Yes, a moose. A bull moose. The moose stood there for hours. He stood there the entire time I was at work and then he retreated into the woods on the hillside. I should also mention I was working on my normally scheduled day off. Tourists showed me their pictures and stories of the moose along the Ausable. Friends posted their pictures on facebook. I have no picture.
I have never seen a moose. I didn't see a moose the year one was hanging out at Cascade Ski Center. I also didn't see a moose in the field off of 9N between Upper Jay and Jay last year. I've been to New Hampshire and Maine and I've never seen a moose. I have always wanted to see a moose. I should have stopped.