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Rudolph really did have a red nose!
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.
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Not anymore he doesn't...
No the reindeer were. There's a herd of reindeer in AK. They're not native caribou.
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...
I thought it was gonna be a double lunged 'bou hero shot with blood drooling out all over the nose.....
You nailed it TD. I thought the same thing. Kind of a cool fact I guess.