Over the weekend locals started reporting sightings of a large Bull Moose in neighborhoods within the Village of Questa just west of Red River.
While Elk and Deer are very common, Moose are not. Colorado does have a population of Moose, however, it is rare to see a Moose come as far south as New Mexico. Previous sightings were reported in 2018 in Costilla and 2019 in Tres Piedras but as far as anyone knows, this is the first Moose to ever visit Questa.
Although New Mexico only has one Moose, they are actually a protected species here, so even though it is Elk season, please do not shoot the Moose.
Photo Credit - Lexy Gurule