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May 24 to 28: Great North Woods of Maine Train Spotting Trip 2K19

Discussion in 'North East' started by Arcticelf, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. May 30, 2019 at 7:48 AM
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    Can barely see him. Its like an extension of the tree
     
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  2. May 30, 2019 at 8:27 AM
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    Do I? Haha I just know how to get to them
     
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  3. May 30, 2019 at 8:54 AM
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    Oh man, that's scary!
     
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  4. May 30, 2019 at 9:18 AM
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    To many, but never done
    The wife says I told you:rofl:
    I was trying to keep the bears away.
     
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  5. May 30, 2019 at 9:37 AM
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    By what - farting?
     
  6. May 30, 2019 at 9:42 AM
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    No, by how he is dressed
     
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    thinking the bears might like the way he is dressed. I am sure Pajama material is way easier on the gut than Jeans.
     
  8. May 31, 2019 at 7:47 AM
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    cool stickers and a baseball card With clothes pin, sounds awesome ! wicked
    I didn't want to share his with you till after the trip and this is why I sleep with a 45
    :rofl::rofl::rofl:

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  9. Jun 1, 2019 at 6:34 PM
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    A few of the better pictures I got with the drone before we hiked to the locomotives.

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  10. Jun 5, 2019 at 5:20 AM
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    I meant to ask the group, did anyone see any moose carcasses on the roads? We saw two that were all bones. The only cause I could think of is that they were hit by the logging trucks.
     
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  11. Jun 5, 2019 at 5:30 AM
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    Not this trip. Have seen a few of those up there though. Not sure about the cause - Id think a logging truck would leave a lot of damage / broken bones
     
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  12. Jun 5, 2019 at 5:32 AM
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    enough to have fun
    stoked for all the cool photos and stuff! Hopefully we can make it on the next one!
     
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    Ticks are a major killer to moose, I bet it fell I'll and the coyotes got to it
     
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    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/18/climate/moose-ticks.html

    47,000 Ticks on a Moose, and That’s Just Average. Blame Climate Change.

    An adult moose with hair loss resulting from winter ticks.CreditDan Bergeron/New Hampshire Fish and Game Department
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    By Kendra Pierre-Louis

    The biggest number of winter ticks that Peter J. Pekins ever found on a moose was about 100,000. But that moose calf was already dead, most likely the victim of anemia, which develops when that many ticks drain a moose’s blood. So it was probably a lowball estimate, because some of the ticks had already detached.

    “It’s about as grody a picture as you can imagine on a dead animal,” said Dr. Pekins, a professor of natural resources and the environment at the University of New Hampshire. (A warning: The pictures below are, indeed, grody.)

    Between 2014 and 2016, Dr. Pekins counted ticks on moose calves at two locations in New Hampshire and Maine. He wanted to see how the moose were faring, given that climate change has been delaying snow’s arrival in New England’s winters.

    published last month in the Canadian Journal of Zoology. They argued that three consecutive years of tick outbreaks “arguably reflects a host-parasite relationship strongly influenced by climate change at the southern fringe of moose habitat.
    While large numbers of ticks, literal bloodsucking parasites, aren’t great for adult moose, they’re especially bad for moose calves, which can die from the onslaught.

    With the help of a team that shoots nets from helicopters to catch and tag the calves with radio collars (a process that takes about 15 minutes for the moose and eschews the use of drugs), Dr. Pekins was able to track 179 moose calves. The average number of ticks he found on them was 47,371.


    This moose calf was covered with more than 50,000 ticks when it died from extreme weight loss and acute anemia.CreditHenry Jones/Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
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    This moose calf was covered with more than 50,000 ticks when it died from extreme weight loss and acute anemia.CreditHenry Jones/Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
     
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    Ticks are nasty
     
  17. Jun 25, 2019 at 6:13 AM
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    I saw a lot of moose carcass late this season while snowmobiling in Northern Maine. It was a hard winter on moose but I see them every year on the trails, both alive and dead. They like to stay on the roads and groomed snowmobile trails for easy travel. Lot of people don't realize they basically starve to death every winter. That is why it's so bad for snowmobilers to push them down the trail. They may require for example 50,000 calories to stay alive through the winter. If you run them down a trail ahead of you for a mile hoping it turns off the trail into the woods, that 1 single mile may kill them a month later as they struggle to survive until snow melt. But they aren't usually killed by logging trucks or impacts, they usually drop dead in the trail.
     
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    Took me a month and a half, but I finally washed the layer of dirt from this trip off :D

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  19. Jul 8, 2019 at 3:31 PM
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    I reupped this weekend haha. Not as bad this time. Btw found a bomb breakfast spot

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