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Monument woman wakes up to moose in yard
Carol Goudey woke up Wednesday to find a young moose in the marshy open space behind her house just west of Monument.
"It just tickles me," she said of the rare appearance of a moose in the Pikes Peak region. "What a rare treat," she said.
The back porch of Goudey's house on Raspberry Lane overlooks a marshy area just north of Monument Lake. She's a nature lover and had her binoculars out Wednesday morning to watch a doe and her two fawns having breakfast in the marsh.
"Then the moose just wanders through," she said. "I'm going 'Oh my God. Wow.'"
Moose are an unusual sight along the Front Range. One of the better places to spot moose in Colorado is on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park during winter.
Last December, a moose and her two calves were seen wandering the residential streets of Steamboat Springs.
Goudey had spotted a moose once several years ago in the marsh. He stayed for an entire Sunday and she watched him the whole day.
"I was supposed to go to Nebraska, but I held off because it was such a rare thing to see," she said. She planned to spend Wednesday moose-watching for as long as she could.