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Old 02-04-2019, 04:16 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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A hint: the picture was taken while standing right up against a window, looking out.

First time I've seen this one.

Enjoy!
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Old 02-04-2019, 04:41 PM
 
Location: The Driftless Area, WI
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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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Old 02-04-2019, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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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?
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Old 02-04-2019, 04:48 PM
 
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Aww, hurry up you two! Those guesses were entertainly cold. I can't wait to spill the beans!!
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Old 02-04-2019, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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aww, hurry up you two! Those guesses were entertainly cold. I can't wait to spill the beans!!

lol...ok, a mammal then, of some kind.
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Old 02-04-2019, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Juvenile porcupine?
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Old 02-04-2019, 05:37 PM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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groundhog out for an early peek?
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Old 02-04-2019, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Tulare County, Ca
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Looks like a silky chicken to me.
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Old 02-04-2019, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Washington state
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OK, well, that's obviously a hock on a leg, so it's a long back leg. I also think that's fur, not feathers, so I'm thinking a mammal. I'm going with a wolf pup considering the long coat.
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Old 02-04-2019, 08:05 PM
 
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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.
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