Links: Height-ho, Height-ho

And finally: Loose Moose

Recent weather dumped so much snow on Canada that a moose got snowed in, but in this BBC story sent in byย Sylvia C., passing snowmobilers dug her back out.

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16 thoughts on “Links: Height-ho, Height-ho

  1. allein ๐Ÿพ January 10, 2018 / 9:10 am

    So you’re suggesting the “baby” giraffe is really a dwarfraffe…and there are six more out there?

    • DC Cindy January 10, 2018 / 11:05 am

      I think it has more to do with the fact she is white as “snow”

  2. Blue Footed Booby January 10, 2018 / 9:10 am

    I never noticed the Blue Angels logo on pipers doggles. One of the other pics in the article has him in digi-cam.

    He was the dog of the fuuuutureeeeee.

    Poor moose. That’s a pretty mind-boggling amount of snow. He must have been tired given how calm he was.

    • Doug January 10, 2018 / 9:45 am

      That’s not a logo, that’s the reflection of a jet that was there.

      That airport is a Coast Guard Station, and it appears their was a jet their that day.

      A team mate of mine met him once. Wish I could have met him.

      • Blue Footed Booby January 10, 2018 / 9:57 am

        I meant on the frame. The frame in the pic I linked is the pixel-style camouflage. The one in the original post literally says “BLUE ANGELS.”

  3. Gigi The cat lady January 10, 2018 / 9:42 am

    Now I want a white girafe.

    Yep that’s how we mesure snow in Canada, not in inch deep but moose deep!

    • Emsthemonster January 10, 2018 / 9:50 am

      It would be difficult to find a white giraffe in the snow! (Hopefully Canada has enough snow now, so white giraffe could still poke his head out)

    • Laura January 10, 2018 / 12:53 pm

      Make it a white LAP giraffe and I’ll join you!

  4. Alice Shortcake January 10, 2018 / 10:29 am

    The cat-lost-for-a-decade story is terrific, but why do people who write articles like this feel the need to throw the words “miracle” and “miraculous” about so freely? I want to scream when I see something unusual but perfectly mundane, and often depending on science and/or medicine, described as “miraculous”!

    • allein ๐Ÿพ January 10, 2018 / 10:41 am

      Tim Minchin has a comedy bit about someone who had identical quadruplets and called it a miracle because the odds of it happening are 64-million-to-1 (or something like that), ignoring the fact that highly improbable things happen all the time – because we forget about the sheer number of things that … happen… (it’s funnier when he says it ๐Ÿ˜‰ ).

      (Of course I can’t find it; google gave me a bunch of reviews of the musical Matilda, for which he did the music and which contains a song called “Miracle.”)

      • kodalai January 10, 2018 / 11:30 am

        On a planet of seven billion people, there’s got to be at least six of everything.

        • allein ๐Ÿพ January 10, 2018 / 11:32 am


    • Smartypants January 10, 2018 / 11:11 am

      I agree!

      After the “Miracle on the Hudson” (when Capt. Sullenberger and his crew safely landed a passenger jet on the river and saved everyone inside), I recall a reporter kept sort of poking them to call it a miracle, and they very courteously explained that it’s what they train for – that this is how it’s supposed to work. I loved them for that!

    • Ricky's Mom January 10, 2018 / 2:51 pm

      I feel the same way, Alice Shortcake. But I sure am happy for the Thompsons and that kitty.

  5. EAG46 January 10, 2018 / 1:36 pm

    I hope that giraffe and her calf will be safe. I worry that they will be targeted by hunters for their skins as trophies.

    • Murray C January 10, 2018 / 2:23 pm

      I had that thought, too. I love that you can see vestiges of her markings on her fur. Such gorgeous and graceful animals.

      Love the Airport Dog Piper – watching him do his job is so impressive.

      I wonder what that poor moose is going to find to eat! I guess they eat bark and shoots. He was probably down for days and must’ve been so hungry.

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