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Burdock plant tags moose


November 14, 2019

This young moose at the entrance to Steptoe Butte had a run in with a burdock plant. The "dewlap" or "bell" is the flap of skin that hangs under a moose's chin. The burdock burrs function as hooks to attach the seed pod or plant part to a moving host. Photo taken Nov. 5.

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