Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Moose in Love

Sweden | Eurasian Elk (Alces alces) | Order: Artiodactyla | Family: Cervidae

I don't know why but the species Alces alces is called Moose in America and Eurasian elk in Europe. They do look odd but also gentle and mild manned but in fact they are neither of those things. In his book 'Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod' the author Gary Paulsen describes a scene where a moose comes out of nowhere and kills the lead dog of the sled team in front of him. Horrifying!

This postcard was sent to me by Paula who lives in The Netherlands but went to Sweden on holiday ^_^


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