Moose Spotted in Collinsville

Reader shares photo taken along Farmington River.

Update 3 p.m. 

Patch was fortunate enough to catch the moose this afternoon and we've added a few photos. 

Original story 

This moose was spotted along the Farmington River in Collinsville Thursday morning and photographed from the Collinsville Canoe and Kayak parking lot by manager Melissa Post. 

"It was so cool," she said. "You go to all these other places — like Maine and Vermont — and you never see them and there’s one right there in your back yard." 

Store personnel said they've also received reports of sightings along the river in the past day or two. 

See more photos at the store's facebook page

MCee September 27, 2012 at 03:34 PM
Awesome pictures.
Wyatt September 27, 2012 at 03:42 PM
Great picture!
Karen's Dog Training Blog September 27, 2012 at 04:09 PM
He appears to be collared also so DEEP must be tracking him
Sharon Liljedahl September 27, 2012 at 04:55 PM
They are out there more than we realize. Beautys in our backyards.
karen robitaille September 27, 2012 at 04:59 PM
loves it!! a face only a mother could love!!
Kim de la Vega September 27, 2012 at 05:11 PM
Thanks for the pic. Love it !
Kim de la Vega September 27, 2012 at 05:12 PM
Thanks for the pic. Love it!
Corey Fyke (Editor) September 27, 2012 at 08:32 PM
Looks lost to me. Point it north, Fitts!
John Fitts (Editor) September 27, 2012 at 08:39 PM
Ah. I think he’s going to Burlington.
Sarah Page Kyrcz September 27, 2012 at 08:40 PM
Great photos. I don't know a great deal about moose...are they afraid of humans? Where you close or did you shoot with telephoto? The photos are incredible clear!
John Fitts (Editor) September 27, 2012 at 08:57 PM
Hi Sarah. Here’s some information on moose. http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?A=2723&Q=326044 I was across the river and cropped a bit. Wish I had a tripod. They’d probably be a bit sharper if I had it with me.
Aileen Rosedale September 28, 2012 at 01:43 AM
what time of day did you shoot the pictures?
Karen Manus September 28, 2012 at 03:07 AM
I guess they are!!! I am sorry I missed it. I have been wanting to see one in the wild. he may be heading to your house!!!
John Fitts (Editor) September 28, 2012 at 04:03 AM
Hi Aileen. The one from Collinsville Canoe and Kayak was 10 a.m. Mine was about 1 p.m.
Janice Weinstein September 28, 2012 at 04:51 AM
How big was this moose? How lucky are you to see it! I'm still waiting to see a bear!!!
Rich Gidvilas September 29, 2012 at 06:29 PM
Amazing captures


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