So sad to see a little moose family with winter tick infestation.
Mom is doing well. She has descent weight and good body mass relative to size of bald patch.
Two year old bull is grouchy and inpatient. He kept leaving and calling his mom but she remained at the babe's side.
The babe, not yet a yearling is a little girl. She was stiff legged, clumsy and not the curious minx's she was just two months ago. She's subdued but forging and carries the sweet disposition of her mom. Her hip bones are pronounced and her tummy no longer round.
I have never seen a tick infestation on our moose on the eastern slope. Last year I saw a coyote with mange at the same 8,400 foot elevation and that too was a first.
Not good people... Not good.
Hope you all will send some love to this little sweet girl. She will need it to get through till spring.
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