Members of the Bina family were surprised earlier this month when they observed a moose in their cornfield just southwest of Protivin. Ray Bina and his son Michael were working on some farm equipment when Ray thought he saw a "big deer" and Michael thought it was a horse. But as the animal crossed their property, they realized it was a moose. Ray's wife, Judi, said the moose has been spotted several times by their neighbors. A moose also made its way through Northeast Iowa in the fall of 2010. A full-grown moose can be six to seven feet tall at the shoulder, weigh up to 1,500 pounds and can be dangerous. Moose sightings in Iowa typically occur once every three to five years. (Submitted photo)