This morning we got a call about a moose sighting on Ledge Road in Burlington. Toffee Cowles called to tell us that she had a picture of the lanky beast. Sadly, it's on a disposable camera. And there are 23 pictures left, so she doesn't think she's going to get it developed anytime soon.
Cowles spotted the moose around 8:25 a.m. She says it looked "hungry and scared.""He was loping across the front of my garden," she says. "He was tall! My garden fence is at least 5 feet tall and it came up to his shoulders."
Cowles was able to grab her disposable camera for a photo. "I got a shot of his butt with his head turned to the left," she says. "If it comes out, it'll be a real beauty."
After a few minutes, the moose wandered off. "I heard great crashing and smashing of branches after he headed down the street," reports Cowles. For more on the moose sighting, see the WCAX website.
For Cowles, the experience was a reminder that "not all of the Burlington wildlife is in the bars."