Photo feature: Caribou boo-boo

Posted: Friday, August 02, 2002

A bull caribou browses in a field alongside the Kenai Spur Highway on the edge of Soldotna earlier this week. His uneven antlers suggest a mishap earlier this summer.

"When the antler was first starting to grow, he likely banged it on something," said Jeff Selinger, a biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. "They're real tender at that stage. It might be a little uncomfortable, but in no way should it affect the longevity of the animal."

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