Moose spotted on roof at Montana guest ranch; video

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Moose are abundant in the wilderness surrounding The Ranch at Rock Creek in Montana, and visitors recently spotted one browsing from a rooftop.

The peculiar sight, captured on video by General Manager Jon Martin, shows the moose leaning outward to browse on Aspen leaves. (See video below.)

Asked if this was common, or dangerous for moose, ranch spokeswoman Krista Johnson explained that a portion of Granite Lodge at the facility was built into a hillside. Critters can easily walk onto its “living roof” among wildflowers and grass.

However, rooftop moose sightings are not common.

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“I’ve been working as the social media manager for almost eight years, and I’ve only seen it happen four times,” Johnson told FTW Outdoors. “One time one got up there and peed in front of the guests. This one was pretty clever and could reach some Aspen leaves.”

Johnson assured that a moose has never fallen “and they always leave the way they came.”

She mentioned another phenomenon involving moose that kneel to feed on landscaped grass in what resembles a “downward moose” yoga position. (See video below.)

“We let them be wild but ensure guests and staff keep their distance,” Johnson said of the potentially dangerous animals. “We want to protect this habitat as much as we can.”

The Ranch at Rock Creek is a secluded guest ranch on an authentic 19th Century homestead.