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forestgnome
04-23-2009, 06:19 AM
kinda gross, but natural. I recently sent these pics to the nice folks at Fish & Game for an explanation of the funky little growth on his chest.

"The moose in these pictures has both winter tick and a cutaneous
fibroma. Cutaneous fibromas are basically warts and are caused by a
virus. While unsightly they rarely cause the animal any serious harm and
eventually go away once the virus runs it's course. They can and do
bleed and can get infected, especially if located in a place where they
will be subject to abrasion as this one is.

Great pictures by the way! Thank you for sending them in!"



http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/187copy.jpg



http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/166copy.jpg



http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/179copy.jpg

Thanks to F&G for the response. It's great to learn about moose.


happy trails :)

Bretton Woods Brat
04-23-2009, 07:21 AM
Thanks Patrick. The red patches, from the camera or is that blood?

forestgnome
04-23-2009, 08:41 PM
Thanks Patrick. The red patches, from the camera or is that blood?

That's blood. I hope the yucky virus does it's thing and goes away. The ticks will drop off by early summer. Hopefully, we'll see him again in the summer with a sleek summer coat, no ticks, no warts, and a nice set of antlers. :)

KathyC
04-24-2009, 04:45 AM
How will you know if it's the same moose?

Patrad Fischroy
04-24-2009, 12:06 PM
Patrick knows all of them by name. He has a signed release form from them as well :D

Charlie
04-24-2009, 08:19 PM
and we will find out all of there names and who is in in what family when we see them all on May 16 at the big event :D

Brad
04-24-2009, 08:54 PM
and we will find out all of there names and who is in in what family when we see them all on May 16 at the big event :D
And how they are related to Patrick.

forestgnome
04-24-2009, 08:54 PM
Whoa..pressure's on :eek:...:)


Here he is yesterday afternoon...

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/039.jpg




http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/018-1.jpg




http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/021-1.jpg




I just saw him again today, and I met our own 2alces who was stalking moose along the Kancamagus as part of a monitoring program. Pics to follow...

Brad
04-24-2009, 08:57 PM
Whoa..pressure's on :eek:...:)
Plus, the family trees are expected.

Charlie
04-24-2009, 09:06 PM
Plus, the family trees are expected.

good one :D