Thursday, January 21, 2010

Breckenridge's “Bullwinkle” Moose

Photo courtesy - Kelly.

Just last week my tennis buddy Kelly, and her family saw two very large moose meandering around their bungalow in Breckenridge in the early morning. Camera in hand, Kelly’s husband approached the animals, but kept a healthy distance knowing they would charge him if threatened.

Most people associate the wild moose with a fictional cartoon character called “Bullwinkle" who debuted in 1959. Although he was portrayed as a dim witted moose, he quickly became a favorite with children and adults who perhaps felt sorry for the oddball character.

I can only imagine the excitement when my friend’s family saw two large Bullwinkle’s so close to their home - thank you Kelly for the photos.