Swamps and lakes are a favorite place for the moose, where they feed on aquatic vegitation as well as shoots of willows, maples, and birches. In the summer they are usually solitary but during winter months they often gather in herds. Their long legs allow them to travel through deep snow and swamps that other animals cannot navigate.
Moose are most active at dawn and dusk, but can be spotted throughout the day. There are several famous mud bogs along the Kanc, Rt 118 and Rt 16 near Errol that often have moose at dusk or dawn. They are not very afraid of humans, since they have no natural preditors in the region. Mothers are protective of their calves and will charge if they feel the calf is threatened.