Moose Calf Lick Snow off the Hood of Woman's Car in MaineComing across a full-grown moose could make for a terrifying ordeal. But having a moose calf approach your car to lick snow off its hood? Possibly the most adorable thing you would have experienced for a whole month.Margo Lukens had been driving home from the Caribou Bog Conservation Area via Taylor Road in Orono, Maine when the incident happened. She had spotted lines of cars stopped on both sides of the road, a police car ahead, and decided to pull over. The reason was no other than a young moose. It approached her car and began nibbling on the snow that had piled up on the hood. Lukens was neither scared nor concerned, as was her dog who had been with her in the car.Check out the full clip that Lukens recorded below.
Gray Squirrels in Maine Seem to be Sporting a Few Extra Holiday Ounces This YearSquirrels in southern Maine are sofluffy and fat for the winter that they are now terrorizing the neighborhood dogs. These grey squirrels are described as “chonky, chunky, big-boned and rotund” because of their roundness and big size compared to an average-sized squirrel. Beth Ditkoff, the house owner where squirrels usually visit, said that there were a lot of squirrels scampering around before, but they don't scamper anymore - they're now lumbering, waddling or plodding to the bird feeders. Some squirrels have figured out how to unlatch the feeders to get access to the seeds, whereas others simply stick their heads into the feeders to eat, then take a brief nap, and then wake up to eat again.A neighbor reported that a fat squirrel has developed the habit of knocking on her glass door to remind her that the bird feeder is empty!Furbearer biologist Shevenell Webb reported that foods for squirrels were plentiful in the summer. This could be the reason why the people are seeing such large animals or “Squirrelzillas” this year as compared to past years.Squirrels are not true hibernators. They just stay up in their nests during the winter with the food they stocked up the whole year.Jennifer Clements, a registered nurse in a care facility, said that, “Planting native plants on your property, like oak trees, is a great way to enjoy and keep our wildlife healthy in the long run.”Image Credit: Beth Ditkoff/BDN#squirrel #squirrelzilla #wildlife #autumn #Maine
Bill Coppersmith Caught an Ultra Rare Blue and Pink Cotton-Candy Colored Lobster in Casco BayHave a look at Haddie! Alobster, with the color of cotton candy, was spotted off the coast of Maine. She is the first blue and pink lobster caught by a lobsterman in Maine. The gorgeous creature was discovered in Casco Bay by Bill Coppersmith, a Maine lobsterman, and Get Maine Lobster supplier.Related: Leon the Lobster​This is the first time a Get Maine Lobster lobsterman has caught a cotton candy lobster, according to Mark Murrell, CEO of Get Maine Lobster. Coppersmith, on the other hand, told CNN that he is no stranger to collecting unusual lobsters, having previously captured orange and white lobsters. Haddie and the other one-of-a-kind creatures were named after his grandchildren.According to Murrell, Haddie's unique color is the result of a genetic abnormality. Crustaceans with unusual hues have a hard time integrating into their surroundings, according to the Maine Lobstermen's Community Alliance, making them susceptible to predators. Haddie will now be transported to the Seacoast Science Center in Rye, New Hampshire, where she will be much safer and cozier. Image by: Mark Murrell#Haddie #Lobster #Cotton #Candy #Maine #Rare