November 30, 2022

Severe Winters, Warming Climate, Non-Evolving Moose – All At The Same Time

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*Editor’s Note* – Don’t ever let facts get in the way of a made-up newspaper article aimed at selling copies. It is a shame that journalists are nonexistent, replaced by copy and paste robots.

It is no secret that moose are not great “groomers.” Neither are deer when you compare them to a monkey! The clip quoted below got me laughing. I must laugh for I would go insane.

The poor moose. According to this columnist, moose did not “evolve” where winter ticks were prevalent. And just where were ticks prevalent? I’ll guarantee this author has no idea where this breed of tick, the culprit of moose deaths…Wait, wait wait! Don’t panic. The only reason, according to the copy and paste zombies, that ticks are killing moose is because of….wait for it…wait…GLOBAL WARMING! It can never be anything else. It almost resembles a skit with Abbott and Costello.

Forget that the tick that’s killing moose are found world wide. Forget they live in Texas. Forget they live in Alaska. No siree, global warming is responsible for too many ticks and because moose failed to EVOLVE, they are now dying. What the heck? What’s the point? We are all going to die.

The claim here is that ticks have shifted northward…due to climate change. What else?

So here’s a question: The Canada lynx, so named because it lives predominantly in Canada. Maine sits on the southern fringe of the lynx’s range. According to the logic shown here, because the climate is warming, causing ticks to “shift” northward, why are lynx “shifting” southward, contributing to perhaps the largest population of Canada lynx the Pine Tree State has ever seen.

Let’s continue. If we are in the throes of a warming climate in New England, why worry about the moose. All that must be happening is that they are “shifting” toward the north where it is cooler. So, the deer then, that prefer warmer climates, will grow like crazy?

This kind of nonsense can go on forever. Not once, from what I have read, has anyone offered up the most sensible reasons for a dying moose population: too many moose, combined with too many large predators.

Bears and coyotes/wolves love baby moose and baby deer to eat. The coyotes/wolves like taking down a female deer in the middle of winter and eating the fetus out of it alive. I guarantee a bear would do the same thing if it was not hibernating. Instead, not unlike the coyote/wolf, the bear ambushes new-born deer fawns and moose calves.

Most people also don’t realize that if predators kill too many newborns, soon there are not enough of the little guys to replace all the adult mortality and the population begins to shrink. BUT DON’T GO LOOK! Claiming a warming climate is only a couple of words and takes no time at all to type out. AND you will get all the support you need from other brain dead, non thinkers.

I’m not that concerned about winter ticks and moose. I contend there are too many ticks because their are too many moose. When pseudo wildlife managers decided it was best to manage wildlife according to what the social demands were, i.e. more moose wanted for “viewing,” managers might as well have shot the animals themselves.

Instead, let’s put all out focus on fake climate change. I would like to see Northern New England experience some real serious global warming for long periods of time. Life would be much easier and the economics would improve. According to the same copy and paste reporters, spoon-fed by the pseudo wildlife managers, a warming climate will cause a “shift” northward of moose and a warmer climate promotes the rapid growth of deer. None of the three New England states have anything that resembles a growth of deer and the same lame-brain reporters, within the same reports, tell of how long, cold, harsh winters continue to take their toll of deer, while warmer, shorter winters is what causes the ticks.

Am I missing something here?

Moose, unlike deer, did not evolve in areas where winter ticks were prevalent, so they have not learned the habit of regular grooming to remove ticks, as deer do.

This has become a problem as ticks have shifted their population northward. It’s not unusual these days to find an adult moose with thousands, even 10,000, ticks feeding on it.<<<Read More>>>