[LMB] Moose Moose Moose (but no Squirrel) , OT:
bo at dendarii.com
Thu, 12 Aug 2004 09:57:30 +0200
On Thursday, August 12, 2004 6:54 AM [GMT+1 (or +2)],
> Marna sends us lovely pictures:
> Yes, elk.
> Looks like a moose to me.
But it is called elk in Europe, many North American animals got
the "wrong" name when they were named by English immigrants
Alces alces (Elk, Elch, Aelg, am. Moose) both Europe and N.
Cervus elaphus (Red deer, Wapiti, am. Elk) both Europe and N.
Rangifer tarandus (Reindeer, am. Caribou) both Europe and N.
Odocoileus virginianus (am. Whie-tailed deer) N. and S. America
One little question: When N. Americans say "Deer" do they mean a
specific species of deer, or can it be any of the Cervidae (or
// Bo Johansson