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   xoxoxoBruce  Friday Jan 23 03:06 AM

Jan 23, 2009: Cariboucicle

Well it's Friday, which means critter time in IOtD.
Usually the Friday critter is a warm and fuzzy type, but today is cold and fuzzy.

Jonco, over at Bits & Pieces, posted these pictures with the explanation;

These pictures come from a friends friend who lives in Alaska. This caribou froze while standing up in -80F winds on the North slope at the top of Alaska.

It looks to me like a young female, but I'm having a hard time getting my head around her freezing solid while standing up. I suppose the "pose" could be from bracing against the wind, but it sure looks unnatural.

Beestie  Friday Jan 23 03:27 AM

Dip that sucker in warm chocolate and you got yourself a tasty treat!

SPUCK  Friday Jan 23 04:24 AM

Man that is not good.. I need to burn more hydrocarbons for those poor things..

Griff  Friday Jan 23 06:30 AM

Not the normal warm and fuzzy Friday fare, but freeze-dried does eliminate some storage issues.

ZenGum  Friday Jan 23 06:40 AM

Well, when an Alaskan cop yells "FREEZE!!!" they mean business.

sweetwater  Friday Jan 23 07:10 AM

A death worse than fate!
And just because she's frigid doesn't make her a 'she'.

capnhowdy  Friday Jan 23 08:00 AM

Looks like they would know how to avoid this fate. I'm sure it's not the first time the caribou has dealt with this. Almost makes me want to call shenanigans. Sad. But since it happened already... somebody build a goddam fire and break out the BBQ sauce.

monster  Friday Jan 23 08:10 AM

There's a Palin joke in here somewhere.....

Sheldonrs  Friday Jan 23 08:41 AM

Where can I find the caribou? In the frozen food section.

morethanpretty  Friday Jan 23 11:51 AM

MMM caribou-cicles. It even has fudge filling!

Shawnee123  Friday Jan 23 11:59 AM

Originally Posted by Griff View Post
Not the normal warm and fuzzy Friday fare, but freeze-dried does eliminate some storage issues.
Oh my. I read that as does being plural of doe.

Now I'm not sure if it is the plural of doe, or does as in done did.

If you intended the double meaning, I applaud you. Nay, I worship you!

xoxoxoBruce  Friday Jan 23 12:01 PM

Plural is D'oh.

Undertoad  Friday Jan 23 12:04 PM

If only we'd have drilled in ANWR. She could have found warm refuge near the working pumps.

Gravdigr  Friday Jan 23 05:56 PM

I've seen many instances of deer/elk/caribou getting stuck while going through deep drifts. They freeze to death, the snow either melts or blows away, and leaves an erect (well, upright, anyway) dead, frozen solid "statue" of the animal.

Pretty freakin' cool.

capnhowdy  Friday Jan 23 06:07 PM

Pretty freakin' cool.

Cane  Friday Jan 23 07:00 PM

A froze-up caribou, huh? Well, I'll be ding-diddly-ding-diddly-ding-dong-danged. Why'd the sucker hold still long enough to freeze on up like that? Maybe he-sheeit was just trying to see if he-sheeit could do it. Maybe it was it win a bet. Maybe it was a gang thing.

Cane  Friday Jan 23 07:02 PM

Aw heckers, that caribou is stuffed with crab meat.

Chocolatl  Friday Jan 23 08:50 PM

This thread influenced me to buy a pack of Skinny Cow ice cream sandwiches, today.

Griff  Friday Jan 23 09:27 PM

Originally Posted by Shawnee123 View Post
If you intended the double meaning, I applaud you. Nay, I worship you!
He he, I wish. Of course my divine powers could be subliminal.

lumberjim  Friday Jan 23 11:12 PM

I'm not going to do a whole clone thread about this, but the title looks like it says carbuncle:

wood*nymph  Friday Jan 23 11:14 PM

today at work, I caught myself trying to come up with songs for

Cariboucicle the Moucicle!

Cloud  Friday Jan 23 11:15 PM

just like the mammoth in that movie . . .

HungLikeJesus  Friday Jan 23 11:18 PM


capnhowdy  Friday Jan 23 11:53 PM

caribou au crab er... hang on. I bet buster has a recipe on these critters.

@ LJ: You really need to have that thing seen about.

Pico and ME  Friday Jan 23 11:59 PM

LJ was being nice...he could have shown something much more evil looking. Yes I just had to google that sucker.

capnhowdy  Saturday Jan 24 12:11 AM

I think it was a caribou carbuncle. Only not frozen.

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