A friend and I were traveling over Cameron Pass last weekend, and saw a few cars stopped alongside Highway 14. Sure enough, two bull moose were grazing on willows beside the highway. Everyone was delighted with the opportunity to view and photograph these magnificient animals. However, one of the onlookers decided to let his or her dog out of the car, and it startled the moose. The look in this bull moose’s eye tells the story. Moose consider dogs to be predators, and I was somewhat suprised that the moose in my photograph didn’t either take off or charge the dog. Just a gentle reminder – when you are in the presence of wildlife, please leave your pet dog in the car, and do what you can to keep them from barking. The animals will remain calm in the presence of people most of the time, but dogs, whether or not they are on a leash, will cause them great anxiety and stress. I am also aware that dogs will frighten mountain goats. I have experienced this in person – I was photographing a herd of mountain goats on Mount Evans last year when someone let their dog out of the car, and the entire herd of twenty took off at a full run.