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Deer, Elk & Moose

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Unlike the permanent horns of the antelope, DEER shed their antlers annually. The sizes of deer vary from the 700 lb ELK to the tiny South American Pudú, weighing a meager 30 pounds. MOOSE are a foot taller than the largest elk and weigh almost double.

Notoriously bad-tempered, moose injure more people than bears and wolves combined.

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Stunning. Deer Avoid Drowning by Boarding Charter Boat. I just learned about this odd and extraordinary wildlife rescue that happened in October in Alaska.

Deer Avoid Drowning by Boarding Charter Boat

It's such an amazing story, I don't know why I didn't hear about it earlier. According to the report in the Juneau Empire, Tom Satre, his sister Sharon Kelly and a few other family members were heading across Taku Inlet near Juneau on Tom's charter boat for a picnic at the State Marine Park. About a mile offshore, Sharon, a birder, spotted something odd in the water coming towards the boat through her binoculars. What she first thought were sea lions or shorebirds turned out to be four young Sitka black-tailed deer (a subspecies of mule deer). Four distressed Sitka deer swim desperately towards the Alaska Quest Charter Boat. Even though Sitka deer are known for their swimming ability and often cross large bodies of water between islands, these four where in obvious distress in the frigid water and whipping winds that had stirred up two to three foot swells in the inlet.

Bull Moose. Elk Fighting in Yellowstone National Park. An epic fight. Bambi and Thumper do exist! Deer foraging in Japan. Reindeer avoid car crashes w reflected paint. Lazy Long-Tailed Monkey Rides Bambi. Published: 12:54 GMT, 17 August 2012 | Updated: 12:55 GMT, 17 August 2012 Monkeys are famously social animals, and this macaque certainly appears to have a knack for making friends.

Lazy Long-Tailed Monkey Rides Bambi

The long-tailed macaque was photographed being carried around by a particularly accommodating Chital deer at a zoo in Malaysia. The cute creature was so comfortable draped across the female deer's back it even took a snooze as the odd couple made their way around the enclosure, to the delight of onlookers. Time for a snooze: The long-tailed macaque appears to be taking a nap as it is transported around the enclosure by a friendly female deer Cheeky monkey: The long-tailed macaque hitched a ride on the back of an accommodating Chital deer at a Malaysian zoo Stunned visitors at Melaka Zoo in Malaysia watched as the monkey groomed the female deer before clambering onto her back and making itself comfortable, rearranging its sitting position before lying flat across the larger creature's back.

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Elk in morning light

About OneBigPhoto is your daily dose of high quality photos. 2731 photos uploaded Important stuff Top rated Top galleries Submit photo Privacy policy Wallpaper Contact us Connect with us Search Some rights reserved. ©2013 OneBigPhoto.com. Moose Calf. Happy Elk Calf Plays in Puddle. Ghost Moose: How Ticks Are Killing an Iconic Animal. EAST MOXIE TOWNSHIP, Maine—Lee Kantar crouches over a dead moose calf and pulls a clump of hair from its straggly shoulder.

Ghost Moose: How Ticks Are Killing an Iconic Animal

A few days earlier, the sickly ten-month-old animal had waded through deep snow to this sun-dappled stand of spruce trees in western Maine, laid down, and died. "See how white those hairs are? " says Kantar, a moose biologist for the state. It's a telltale sign that the calf was becoming a "ghost moose"—an animal so irritated by ticks that it rubs off most of its dark brown hair, exposing its pale undercoat and bare skin. With their skinny necks, emaciated bodies, and big, hairless splotches, these moose look like the walking dead as they stumble through the forest. And in recent years in New England, ghost moose sightings have become increasingly familiar. The reason is likely climate change, biologists say, which is ushering in shorter, warmer winters that are boosting the fortunes of winter ticks.