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    Default Wet moose disease?

    This disease has been reported this week in Canadian meese in Ontario and Quebec. It is caused by the sudden growth of a parasite, Harparen stevensis, trigged by a spell of warm weather in late fall. The afflicted meese get a fever and seek ponds to cool off, but often ponds are half-frozen or solidly frozen by this time, so they die from dehydration, literally sweating to death:

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    Has this affected the Canadian invasion this year?
    Last edited by Vesper Sparrow; Nov. 22, 2012 at 07:03 AM. Reason: grammar: plural of moose is meese


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    Vesper, the makers of Muck Itch have a new product, Moose Itch, that seems to work well with this pesky condition.
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    Harparen stevensis is a very serious disease and we have had to quarantine our herd.
    People on here complain about breaking ice in water troughs. They should try keeping a pond open so that the meese can cool off.


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    That's not sweat, it's a grey beard. The interesting point of the pic is she can get the Buffalo, NY station when rotates her right ear and tilts slightly, this gets her behind the lines intel to give to the Mounties. Do not trust a moose.


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    It almost sounds like something that happened to many white tail in my area of Michigan, Almost 1000 Were found dead in my country this Aug and Sept.
    It was a disease from the Midge fly. Not contagious, but if they are bitten, they get a fever and want to drink a ton of water, most were found on or near a river in my area.
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    Vesper, is this disease accompanied by bloat?
    Sannois, you have to re-read the last sentence in the OPs post (though sorry about the white tail deer in your area).


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    Quote Originally Posted by Vesper Sparrow View Post
    This disease has been reported this week in Canadian meese in Ontario and Quebec. It is caused by the sudden growth of a parasite, Harparen stevensis, trigged by a spell of warm weather in late fall. The afflicted meese get a fever and seek ponds to cool off, but often ponds are half-frozen or solidly frozen by this time, so they die from dehydration, literally sweating to death:

    http://images.fineartamerica.com/ima...ary-beeler.jpg

    Has this affected the Canadian invasion this year?
    That is a face only a canadian could love.

    I agree, if you place the ears just right, you can direct the Thanksgiving invasion from the reception you get.

    I am not worried, it is way too hot for canadians this year, no snow banks for them to cool off in anywhere.
    Nature is conspiring against their invasion this year.
    Not that we need help keeping them off, they know we are all carrying and quick on the trigger and that is keeping them too scared to invade.
    If nothing else, scared to get caught in the cross fire.


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    Perhaps a little training will cure all meese woes.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22322966@N07/5209046352/


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chall View Post
    Vesper, is this disease accompanied by bloat?
    Only of the parasite. The poor host withers away...

    A few researchers originally attributed the condition to Lochoutus hockeyeii, but that is a different disease affecting only heese that causes agitation and depression in the male and mania in the female.



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    Quote Originally Posted by CS View Post
    Perhaps a little training will cure all meese woes.

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    Now that is a handsome beast!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluey View Post
    Not that we need help keeping them off, they know we are all carrying and quick on the trigger and that is keeping them too scared to invade.
    If nothing else, scared to get caught in the cross fire.
    Clearly, some of us Canadians cannot get out of our own way well enough to be able to invade another country. Witness this:

    http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/daily...155410199.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by Vesper Sparrow View Post
    Clearly, some of us Canadians cannot get out of our own way well enough to be able to invade another country. Witness this:

    http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/daily...155410199.html
    You won't believe this one, but our grade school re-modeled and re-paved the parking lot and took all out of there but, yes, one light pole right in the middle, that several drivers have already hit pulling up or backing up.
    No one thought to bury the maybe 80' of cable UNDER the paving remodel?

    Guess that canadians don't have the patent on that.



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    Only one Meese thread today ?? You guys up there are slacking.

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    To the OP -- notice that the moose's ears are not level. I suspect neurological involvement.



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    Ruh roh. Obviously, due to lack of snow/warm weather/global warming yada yada yada, the Canadian Meese Invasion has taken to the water. Swimming across the Great Lakes, the St. Lawrence Seaway, down the Mississippi River and then to points E and W, N and S.
    Beware! Beware! They ARE coming!


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    Even your pools are not safe from our moose.........well, we have to go somewhere on vacation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eclipse View Post
    Even your pools are not safe from our moose.........well, we have to go somewhere on vacation!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VsR8_yCrOc
    That is a moose of excellence. Watch the second half of the video. That thing is smart and agile.
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    Moose cavaletti! Careful jumper?



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    Quote Originally Posted by CS View Post
    Perhaps a little training will cure all meese woes.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22322966@N07/5209046352/
    Ha! Would you believe my SO has that picture framed in his man cave!? His mom brought it from Nfld were there is an over population of meeses! Lol



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    Quote Originally Posted by Vesper Sparrow View Post
    Is that a girl moose? it looks feminine to me.
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