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More on the Meddybemps Howler area:
I was showing my girlfriend the area where we had recently completed an Army ROTC exercise. I had to go to the bathroom, and knew of an old gravel pit on the north side of the road. When I walked in, I saw movement on the rim of the pit, about 50 yards away. Something large, tall, and reddish-orange colored moved very quickly back into the tree line. My mind told me that it was a moose, although I did not get a clear look at it. While going to the bathroom, however, I got a very scared / creepy / intimidated feeling and rushed back to the car. My girlfriend saw the look on my face and asked what happened. I just told her to start driving and we left.
Thinking about its height, - maybe 6 foot, not much less than that. I got the impression of a turning movement, when it disappeared; like it turned around and went the opposite direction. That and the reddish – orange color caught my eye. I did not think anything of it really, until I got the “feeling” that I needed to get out of there. In hind sight what really stood out is there was no noise. The area is covered in brush from logging operations, and second growth timber, but I did not hear anything. That leads me to believe it just stepped back out of sight and waited – very unusual behavior for a deer or a moose.