You’ve been warned: Moose are NOT in a good mood.

The winter tick problem in New Hampshire is particularly vexing. The animals lose so much blood they can become anemic. Worse, the ticks drive the moose crazy; they constantly scratch, tearing off large patches of hair. [But that] is a relatively recent phenomenon. But then, so are moose. The animals were hunted out of existence during Colonial times; they returned to the state only in the 1970s.

via Moose Die-Off Alarms Scientists – NYTimes.com.

PS. Here is something to Google today: “animal die-offs.”

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