Saturday, March 19, 2011

Moose, Canada

Well, my last card for today is one of those lovely "Did you know cards" that I received back in 2009...but Ive realized Im not the only one who has cards left pending from years ago, so I dont feel THAT bad about it :)

So here what the card has to say, in order to spare you zooming and staring your eyes out while looking at the screen.

The moose (so named in North America) is the largest member of the deer family Cervidae, distinguished from the others by the palmate antlers of its males. The great length of the legs gives a decidedly lanky appearance to the moose. The muzzle is long and fleshy with only a very small triangular patch below the nostrils; and the males have a peculiar sac, known as the bell, hanging from the neck. The typical moose stands about 1.9 metres at the shoulder, only the males have antlers. Moose are found in Canadian forests from the Alaska boundary to the eastern tip of Newfoundland and Labrador. It is estimated that there is between 500 000 and 1 million moose in Canada. In Canadian provinces, collisions with moose are frequent enough that all new highways have fences to prevent moose from accessing the road. A moose's body structure, with a large heavy body suspended on long spindly legs, makes these animals particularly dangerous when hit by motor vehicles. Such collisions are often fatal for both the moose and the motorist.

and down to the stamps....there are three samples of the Captain Robert A. Bartlett stamp, issued in 2009, while the other one is from a set of five Beneficial Insects stamps, issued in 2007 and this one here shows us a Golden-eyed Lacewing.

Thank you for following and have a great weekend everyone!  

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