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A Trip not taken #14

By handlerstudio  

There is some humor in this sculpture, with the cat, perhaps a Maine Coon, on his back....but there is another story about mooses (correct plural? meese?). With climate change, (and the warming we have experienced already...and this is just getting started, going to get a lot worse, faster than we think....) ticks are not getting killed back in the winters. The moose, which is the large animal, the mega fauna, of Maine....are getting attacked by ticks. Hundreds, if not thousands per square foot of skin area....and they are being weakened....and dying, from anemia. They suck that much blood. And, other than slowing warming, not much we can do....a very sad situation.

And a grateful thanks to Isabel (Chinga) for her UA yesterday.


Tags: Photo journalism Disease Moose Maine Climate change The county Ticks

Voters: taggart, User_Removed, WestCamera and 26 more

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taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
12 Aug 2020 2:53AM
The sculpture is wonderful-- no words needed--it just says MAINE

As to the ticks--- They are a problem here in our woods--- but you probably know this!
WestCamera 2 121 United States
12 Aug 2020 3:55AM
Surprising that there is not some sort of repellent that could be inplanted by a dart gun. Sort of like my dog's anti-flea treatment which is rubbed above his shoulders on his skin which absorbs the medication and kills any flea that bites him. Maybe someone should give this some thought. Thanks for the photo and info. 😍
12 Aug 2020 5:19AM
Grand Sculpture in this set well done.
12 Aug 2020 5:34AM
Lovely set of this beautiful sculpture, Peter.
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
12 Aug 2020 5:51AM
a beautiful sculpture
12 Aug 2020 6:00AM
Great set of images, sad what is happening to the Moose in Maine, the ticks may cause their extinction in this area.
johnke Plus
8 231 17 England
12 Aug 2020 9:54AM
Wonderful Image Set Peter and very informative Ticks are a nasty thing and Tick bite fever makes all animals and Humans Very sick with almost Malaria symptoms, not nice...John
dales Plus
5 13 Australia
12 Aug 2020 11:21AM
Wonderful images of this quirky sculpture Peter , we are just at the tip of climate change issues yet !
Joline Plus
15 37 59 United States
12 Aug 2020 12:39PM
The loosening hunting permits for these magnificent animals isn't helping either!
Nikonuser1 Plus
9 168 16 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2020 3:49PM
A great set PeterSmileSmile

JuBarney Plus
10 34 5 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2020 8:33PM

Quote:Lovely set of this beautiful sculpture, Peter.

Sad about the ticks
13 Aug 2020 5:00AM
I had no idea Peter the moose were in decline due to effects of climate change. All sorts of important species at risk ....Canadian polar bears come to mind . We Need to find a virus to set the ticks back to normal population numbers. And speed up our climate change efforts maybe starting this December in the USA and elsewhere I hope. Once the USA gets serious one can only hope the other big polluters will follow in step next.
best regards walt
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2020 3:03PM
Love the sculpture, well seen Peter !!
Isabel GrinGrin
gconant Plus
10 31 1 United States
14 Aug 2020 3:16AM
Beautiful images Peter.
I'm glad that you mentioned the tick problem. It is true tragedy, that appears unbeatable.
(It's a good thing that our fearless leader refuses to acknowledge climate change as an issue!)


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