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Old 02-04-2019, 08:53 PM
 
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Oh no! You could have fooled me. The legs looked kind of like a rabbit's but the fur wasn't right. I definitely didn't get the scale right.


Thanks.
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Old 02-04-2019, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Eugene, Oregon
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I was going to guess it was a nutria, until someone mentioned you live in Alaska. See the video linked below:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/221215...-4JJV7z-EVt6d/
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Old 02-04-2019, 11:35 PM
 
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That was fun! Can you snap a pic of another odd critter? LOL.
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Old 02-05-2019, 01:18 AM
 
Location: So Cal
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Neither here nor there, but at first glance the "hairs" on the head reminded me of the "Beatle" vultures in the original Jungle Book movie.

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I 'm guessin' it's either Jack Benny's toupee or a Kiwi with a thyroid problem.
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....you really have me wondering!

You live in Alaska if I remember right? Mmm.....the legs are what's catching me up...they look birdlike.... Will have to think awhile...a juvie crane?
At first I was way off base. I thought it was a tail.

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Fun guesses! If you don't want the answer yet, stop reading and don't scroll down.



















It's a scrawny yearling bull moose attempting to reach the dry summer grass under my deck. My house walls extend a little beyond the foundation stem wall so there's a narrow strip of grass/forbs protected from snow. He's mowed all that down to the dirt. This strip joins the area covered by the deck, but there's a large enough opening for an adult moose to get it's head through once their antlers have fallen off. Most moose are not confident enough to try. This youngster got down on his knees, butt in the air, to wedge himself in farther. I was a bit concerned he'd get himself stuck. No way I'd want to deal with THAT!

This moose is affectionately known locally as "Space Cadet". Obviously orphaned too early, an odd small size for a yearling, very tolerant and sort of clueless in general. We all know him, but he's fairly safe in the neighborhood. No one is stupid enough to feed him thank goodness. He actually strolled into my garage while the door was open and watched me sort laundry.
Lmao. He sounds really cute.
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Old 02-05-2019, 01:27 AM
 
Location: on the wind
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It was such an odd photo angle and non-typical position for the otherwise "majestic" moose I thought it would be a challenge to figure it out! Yes, he's a bit odd. Even the dogs leave him alone. They bark but it doesn't seem to bother him. He never charges. Normally you never want to let your dog get close to a moose.

I do have other wildlife photos but they aren't digital. Sorry!
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Old 02-05-2019, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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How lucky you are....what I'd give to have a juvenile moose around...

Thanks for the photo!
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Old 02-05-2019, 10:24 AM
 
Location: The Driftless Area, WI
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He actually strolled into my garage while the door was open and watched me sort laundry.

Maybe he was looking for that one, odd lost sock too?


The photo was confusing: it looked like hair, not feathers, but the scrawny leg looked avian. Many good guesses followed.


Thanks for the amusement!
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Old Yesterday, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Midwestern U.S.
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He actually strolled into my garage while the door was open and watched me sort laundry.

Great photo and puzzler! Maybe by the time he grows antlers you can train him to stand still so you can hang laundry on them?
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Old Yesterday, 04:03 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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Great photo and puzzler! Maybe by the time he grows antlers you can train him to stand still so you can hang laundry on them?
But, but, but every time he puts his head down to eat he'll dump my clean laundry all over the yard. Thanks but no thanks. My clotheslines are fairly predictable...they tend to stay in one spot. So is that dusty, unused exercise bike.
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Old Yesterday, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Midwestern U.S.
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But, but, but every time he puts his head down to eat he'll dump my clean laundry all over the yard. Thanks but no thanks. My clotheslines are fairly predictable...they tend to stay in one spot. So is that dusty, unused exercise bike.
Aww, think positively. Maybe you can dangle a carrot in front of his nose and have him follow you as you jog up and down the road. That way you get your exercise as the clothes dry. When you get home, drop the carrot in the laundry basket and the now-dry clothes will fall right in as he dips his head. Win-win!
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