I snagged Charlie's collar immediately as the moose rose to his feet. I began to back away, dog in tow, while the moose moved slowly in the other direction. He looked back once or twice as he meandered away. I walked out to the hay field and crossed it with the dog leashed, thinking to veer away from the moose and be out in the open. To avoid encountering the moose in the woods, I decided to walk on Munger Lane all the way back to the cemetery, where I had parked.
He was a magnificent animal and I feel lucky to have sighted him. I didn't have my camera; but Amber Williamson had the sighting above on Long Meadow Lake. NANCY McMILLAN