I was invited out to lunch yesterday afternoon and as I walked to the corner of our road to be picked up I noticed a red gash in the snow about 7ft by 3ft covered with hair. When my ride arrived she told me that the village has bits of moose everywhere. Apparently the moose are fleeing into the village because there is a pack of wolves herding and chasing them. One must have been killed the previous night right in the village, but I didn't hear anything. With the deep snow this year the predators are finding it difficult to give chase and wolves are herding animals into areas where they can be killed more easily. The moose on the other hand feel safer in among the buildings. The moose's sense of smell is its most highly developed sense and predators can be detected long before being seen or heard.
Moose hair is hollow. This makes it a great insulator against the cold weather. Hollow hair also helps the moose float better when swimming. The moose need a lot of energy to wade through deep snow, and its long legs keep its body out of the snow. The moose has a four-chambered stomach. The stomach specializes in digesting different food items at different times of the year. The moose prefers woody bushes such as the willow, but the chemistry of the moose's stomach changes to allow easier digestion of green leaf vegetables in the summer.