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    Saw one of the craziest things I've ever seen last night! I was driving out to harding lake yesterday and there was a moose with big white spots on it inside the fence of the air force base! I couldn't stop to take pictures because of the MP's, but there were obvious white spots the size of a dinner plate on her side and neck, and I couldn't see the rest of her body. This was a first for me, and I'm pretty excited.

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    Ah, the biologists musta gotten ahold of it and colored its hair just like their going to do to the bears at the Russian River

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    My guess is you were looking at patches of hair that was shedding. Some of them hold on to dead hair for a long time & in the right light the dead hair would appear white.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary View Post
    My guess is you were looking at patches of hair that was shedding. Some of them hold on to dead hair for a long time & in the right light the dead hair would appear white.
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    Nope, I'm sure it was spotted. Several of my friends also saw this same moose and are equaly sure of it's color.

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    Why could you not take pictures because of the MP's? I would think that they would know that you were just taking pictures of a moose. I ask because I would probably just hop out and start snapping away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moose-head View Post
    Why could you not take pictures because of the MP's? I would think that they would know that you were just taking pictures of a moose. I ask because I would probably just hop out and start snapping away.
    Taking pictures along the air base is strictly not allowed, and I would rather not put the MP's in a position of having to run out there to deal with me.

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    Default south end of the airfield????

    If you are talking about the cow moose, which now has a tiny calf, that is always at the south end of the runway, then she is losing her winter coat. I seen the patch get bigger over the last week or so.

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    I saw a picture of a moose like hat and it was because it was partly albino

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    No animal can be partly albino they either are or are not. To be albino is to lack all pigment in the animals genetic code. If the cow is not shedding like others have mentioned it may be where she was frost bitten. Either way itís to bad she was in an area you couldnít have gotten pics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aktomboy View Post
    No animal can be partly albino they either are or are not. To be albino is to lack all pigment in the animals genetic code. If the cow is not shedding like others have mentioned it may be where she was frost bitten. Either way it’s to bad she was in an area you couldn’t have gotten pics!
    Look it up.
    http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/publicat...imals/albinos/




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    Quote Originally Posted by aktomboy View Post
    No animal can be partly albino they either are or are not. To be albino is to lack all pigment in the animals genetic code. If the cow is not shedding like others have mentioned it may be where she was frost bitten. Either way itís to bad she was in an area you couldnít have gotten pics!
    I've seen several piebald deer; they are technically classified as albinos but have characteristics of both normal and pigmentally challenged deer.

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    If you check the game regulations there are restrictions against shooting just such a moose in the area of Denali National Park. There are a few partially white moose down that way. I personally saw one near Summit Lake south of Cantwell a number of years ago.

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    Owl Girl ...that's amazing! I learned something new today.
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    Well in my years of study in both my Pre-Vet and Vet school that was not what I was taught, but hey everything is different in Texas! Kudos for something new!
    Last edited by aktomboy; 09-20-2007 at 22:45. Reason: My bad spelling as usual!

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    Cool

    I was always taught to question authority (respectfully) so when ever a doctor or teacher tells me something I usually double check and look it up online. I learn a lot of stuff that way lol.

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    Dont worry about that spotted moose It was just geting its winter coat. I shot it 2 days ago. I did not ever see a cow. I saw the moose on the base several times then I saw it on this side of the flood chanel. Now I see it in my freezer. It is happy now.
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    Somehow I dont think anyone is "fretting", dont kid yourself :)


    Quote Originally Posted by wolfkiller View Post
    Dont worry about that spotted moose It was just geting its winter coat. I shot it 2 days ago. I did not ever see a cow. I saw the moose on the base several times then I saw it on this side of the flood chanel. Now I see it in my freezer. It is happy now.

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    I'm out of Eielson and there are piebald moose on the base, not allowed to shoot them, they are pretty rare. As far as taking pictures...can't do it, the SP's will jack you up in a heart beat, especially along the flightline which runs the length of Rich. there....CK

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    Huh, seems like I was probably right after all.

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