White Moose

A relative in Newfoundland took these photos of TWO white (albino) moose (is that the plural of moose? I’m thinking meese).

Two white moose in Newfoundland

white moose in NewfoundlandAccording to the Newfoundland and Labrador government they’re common:

Special protection has been provided for a rare and interesting white moose that currently resides on the Port au Port Peninsula, MMA 43. Sightings of this particular moose are common and local residents have assumed a stewardship responsibility towards this unique animal. Hunters who hold a valid moose hunting licence for MMA 43 should be aware that these licences are not valid to shoot moose that are predominately white in color.

Click the photos for the un-cropped versions.

(Thanks mom)

A Moose And A Power Line

moose from a poleWired moose:

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s a bull moose hanging by its antlers from an electrical power line in the middle of the Alaska wilderness.

The prevailing theory is that the moose came across the sagging and swaying wires and, in a testosterone-filled moment, decided to challenge the power line to a fight, as bull moose are known to do during the rut, or mating season.

Workers didn’t know the moose was tangled in the line until they tightened it and detected a problem.

It was still alive when it was lowered to the ground, but sadly, had to be killed.