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    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!"













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


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    Thanks Patrick. The red patches, from the camera or is that blood?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bretton Woods Brat View Post
    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.
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    How will you know if it's the same moose?

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    Patrick knows all of them by name. He has a signed release form from them as well

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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie View Post
    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
    And how they are related to Patrick.
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    Whoa..pressure's on ...


    Here he is yesterday afternoon...
















    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...
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    Quote Originally Posted by forestgnome View Post
    Whoa..pressure's on ...
    Plus, the family trees are expected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad View Post
    Plus, the family trees are expected.
    good one
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