April 12, 2002
Ticked Off Moose

Across northern Canada, thousands of moose become infected with the dreaded Winter Tick. After rubbing off most of their fur trying to rid themselves of the blood-sucking creatures, the emaciated animals take on a white appearance which causes the locals to call them "Ghost Moose". Cold and starving, they often try to find shelter in barns and garages across the Great White North, much to the consternation of householders there.

To learn more, and see many marvelous pictures of blood-engorged ticks, click here.

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