I wanted to show our granddaughter a moose but not the one we encountered. Karla spotted what we thought was a rock near the shore in a back bay. As we paddled closer, the swarms of flies gave a clue to the harsh reality. Luckily, we were on the up-wind side and didn’t encounter any of the smell. Moose have been dying over the last few years and researchers don’t have any answers as to why this is happening.