Hey, Moose! Say CHEESE!

  • A New Hampshire couple got an up-close view of a moose that wandered into their yard, right up to their window. Resident Nichole DiVietro shot a video and posted on Facebook it was her first time seeing a moose. Courtesy—

Monitor staff
Published: 5/10/2018 2:46:30 PM

As New Hampshire’s moose population struggles, the state fish and game department is asking people to submit photos of moose taken in New Hampshire from May 1 to May 15, as part of its spring moose survey.

The photos help biologists monitor the health of the herd.

One family in Merrimack got an up-close photo of a moose, which wandered into their yard and right up to the window.

Resident Nichole DiVietro caught the moose’s surprise visit on video and posted it on YouTube, where it has received more than 10,000 views as of Thursday night. The video shows the moose nibbling leaves on a tree across the street outside the couple’s Merrimack home and then walking up to the home and standing inches away from the camera.

The photos that New Hampshire Fish and Game is seeking should show one whole side of the moose, not from in front of or behind the animal, and must be taken during that two-week period because photos from earlier or later can produce misleading results.

The department monitors moose during the spring to help evaluate how many ticks the animals have, reflected by how much hair the moose rubs off against trees while trying to scrape off ticks.

These results are tabulated in the Moose Spring Hair Loss Survey. Photos may be from regular cameras, smartphones or trail cameras.

Submit photographs and learn more about the survey at wildnh.com/surveys/moose.html.


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