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Old 01-23-2009, 02:06 AM   #1
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Jan 23, 2009: Cariboucicle

Well it's Friday, which means critter time in IOtD.
Usually the Friday critter is a warm and fuzzy type, but today is cold and fuzzy.

Jonco, over at Bits & Pieces, posted these pictures with the explanation;
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These pictures come from a friends friend who lives in Alaska. This caribou froze while standing up in -80F winds on the North slope at the top of Alaska.




It looks to me like a young female, but I'm having a hard time getting my head around her freezing solid while standing up. I suppose the "pose" could be from bracing against the wind, but it sure looks unnatural.
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Old 01-23-2009, 02:27 AM   #2
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Dip that sucker in warm chocolate and you got yourself a tasty treat!
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Old 01-23-2009, 03:24 AM   #3
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Man that is not good.. I need to burn more hydrocarbons for those poor things..
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Old 01-23-2009, 05:30 AM   #4
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Not the normal warm and fuzzy Friday fare, but freeze-dried does eliminate some storage issues.
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Old 01-23-2009, 05:40 AM   #5
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Well, when an Alaskan cop yells "FREEZE!!!" they mean business.
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Old 01-23-2009, 06:10 AM   #6
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A death worse than fate!
And just because she's frigid doesn't make her a 'she'.
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Old 01-23-2009, 07:00 AM   #7
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Looks like they would know how to avoid this fate. I'm sure it's not the first time the caribou has dealt with this. Almost makes me want to call shenanigans. Sad. But since it happened already... somebody build a goddam fire and break out the BBQ sauce.
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Old 01-23-2009, 07:10 AM   #8
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There's a Palin joke in here somewhere.....
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Old 01-23-2009, 07:41 AM   #9
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Where can I find the caribou? In the frozen food section.
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Old 01-23-2009, 10:51 AM   #10
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MMM caribou-cicles. It even has fudge filling!
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Old 01-23-2009, 10:59 AM   #11
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Not the normal warm and fuzzy Friday fare, but freeze-dried does eliminate some storage issues.
Oh my. I read that as does being plural of doe.

Now I'm not sure if it is the plural of doe, or does as in done did.

If you intended the double meaning, I applaud you. Nay, I worship you!
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Old 01-23-2009, 11:01 AM   #12
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Plural is D'oh.
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Old 01-23-2009, 11:04 AM   #13
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If only we'd have drilled in ANWR. She could have found warm refuge near the working pumps.
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Old 01-23-2009, 04:56 PM   #14
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I've seen many instances of deer/elk/caribou getting stuck while going through deep drifts. They freeze to death, the snow either melts or blows away, and leaves an erect (well, upright, anyway) dead, frozen solid "statue" of the animal.

Pretty freakin' cool.
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