Luck or Something Else



    We’ve been seeing lots of moose on the Gunflint Trail this winter but none like this albino one.  I checked it out on Snopes and there isn’t any information on it so maybe this one is for real.  It is quite the beauty and I can’t imagine ever seeing one myself.

     Another thing I can’t imagine ever seeing is an antler on the ground that hasn’t already been claimed.  We have a friend up here who is an antleraholic, unfortunately I can’t disclose his name because it is confidential but I can tell you his name only has 3 letters in it and the first and third letter are the 2nd letter in the alphabet with an "o" between it.

     This guy has a serious addiction problem.  He loves to search for antlers that have fallen off of a moose.  He searches the woods, combs the forests and looks everywhere in the bush for these rare treasures.  He finds them too, he’s like an antler magnet.

     On our recent snowmobile trip he found one of the largest antlers I have ever seen.  It’s a rare beauty.  You would think that would have been enough but later that day he spotted another antler.  Only this antler was still connected to the head of a dead moose.  The other antler was still on the head too, an entire skull with a full rack hidden beneath the snow.  You would think this is a once in a lifetime thing but for this guy it’s the third time he has found such a thing.  Unbelievable. 

     I can’t tell you how many antlers this addict has but it’s alot.  It’s so many that I suggested he keep the big antler for himself and give us and the other couple each half of the moose head he found as a souvenir from our trip.  I don’t think he was too keen on the idea but they are still in my posession. 

     Anyway, I wish I could tell you who he is but I can’t.  I can tell you that If you want to see them all you have to do is go to Gunflint Pines Resort and Campground and see for yourself.