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Rudolph really did have a red nose!
Caribou
Contributors to this thread:
TradbowBob 06-Jan-15
CPAhunter 06-Jan-15
Jack Harris 06-Jan-15
Bou'bound 06-Jan-15
TEmbry 06-Jan-15
JD1983 06-Jan-15
IdyllwildArcher 06-Jan-15
Zbone 07-Jan-15
TD 07-Jan-15
LUNG$HOT 07-Jan-15
From: TradbowBob
06-Jan-15
I was reading an article about reindeer/caribou today. All of the reindeer in Alaska were imported by whalers in the 1800's who brought them from Siberia.

But aside from that, Rudolph really could have a red nose.

It seems that Caribou/Reindeer have 25% more capillaries in their noses in comparison to other similar critters. And their noses do turn red in severe cold or at high altitudes.

TBB

From: CPAhunter
06-Jan-15

CPAhunter's embedded Photo
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My daughter dresses up all my mounts every Christmas!

From: Jack Harris
06-Jan-15
Thank you. I will go to sleep tonight all the wiser. Thanks to bowsite

From: Bou'bound
06-Jan-15
cute

From: TEmbry
06-Jan-15

TEmbry's embedded Photo
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Not anymore he doesn't...

From: JD1983
06-Jan-15

06-Jan-15
No the reindeer were. There's a herd of reindeer in AK. They're not native caribou.

From: Zbone
07-Jan-15
From my understanding, although Eurasia reindeer are caribou, they are a different and separate subspecies from the native American caribou of Alaska...

As said above, once upon a time, Eurasia reindeer were introduced to Alaska in isolated areas back in the day and some still exist, although they are not native to Alaska... I believe there is strictly an Eurasia reindeer herd over on one of the Aleutian Islands. Watched a Shockey show blasting them...

From: TD
07-Jan-15
Cool.

I thought it was gonna be a double lunged 'bou hero shot with blood drooling out all over the nose.....

From: LUNG$HOT
07-Jan-15
You nailed it TD. I thought the same thing. Kind of a cool fact I guess.

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