FREEZE DRIED DEER
A few years back when I first considered the move to Alaska, I naively asked an Alaska Living mailing list if it was safe to bring pets to Alaska. A nice lady from Fairbanks wrote back and told me, of course it is, but I have to be careful and take precautions.
She told me of how household pets go missing in the wintertime and then show up during the spring thaw as a freeze-dried corpse to be picked up by animal control. Truthfully, I never really believed such a thing was possible until I came across this image of a deer that met that fate.
Warning: this image may be unsettling. Don't say I didn't warn you!
As you can see, this animal was frozen upright and remained that way. This is a sobering reminder of just how treacherous our home planet can be when we don't respect nature's ability to snuff us out.
A letter from a visitor puts a new angle on this story:
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