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Moose discovered by Marcel Roy (#706)

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Sighting Info

Observed: December 30, 2011 @ 6:00 PM
Posted on: December 31, 2011 @ 4:41 AM (diff: 1 days)
Comments:
2 moose crossed hwy 80 in Green's Harbour. Moose are the largest of all the deer species. Males are immediately recognizable by their huge antlers, which can spread 6 feet (1.8 meters) from end to end. Moose have long faces and muzzles that dangle over their chins. A flap of skin known as a bell sways beneath each moose's throat. Moose are so tall that they prefer to browse higher grasses and shrubs because lowering their heads to ground level can be difficult. In winter they eat shrubs and pinecones, but they also scrape snow with their large hooves to clear areas for browsing on mosses and lichens. These hooves also act as snowshoes to support the heavy animals in soft snow and in muddy or marshy ground.

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