A yearling female moose and a 20-year-old horse have become pals at a farm just outside Groton village.
The two docile animals have apparently bonded, much to the delight of scads of tourists who come by to observe or yell, clap, honk horns and sing. Such activity has prompted the landowners where the animals now romp to post their pasture against trespassers.
For weeks, a young moose was seen wandering around the Groton village area and in mid-July ended up in a nearby farm field. The moose eventually started following the horse through farm yards and into the barn. After more than seven weeks, the two female animals are still attracted to each other.