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I am Perry Peterson, a retired auditor and tax accountant. My wife Valeta and I live along the front range of the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountains.
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Residents of a town on Canada's Newfoundland island fear a blue whale carcass that washed up on its boardwalk last week could explode at any time.
The body is bloated with methane gas caused by decomposition and will soon reek, regardless of whether it explodes or not.
They would be well advised not to dispose of it by intentionally blowing it up like they did in Oregon as shown in the video shown above.
That ill advised attempt sent giant pieces of whale carcass splattering across the beach and spectators. No one was seriously hurt but cars were damaged as large chunks of whale blubber fell from the sky after the explosion.
It gave a whole new meaning to the phrase from the 1800‘s classical novel Moby-Dick.
A Loveland, Colorado Reporter Herald report at the link below says the habitat and migration patterns of the Canada and cackling geese are not the same.
Reporter Herald photo
Just what are cackling geese anyway?
Ten years ago, Canada geese were split into two species with the smaller geese, which weigh less than 15 pounds, called cackling geese.
Cackling geese nest in the high Canadian Arctic in the spring and migrate south in the fall and winter months, mixing with the Canada geese. They show up in Colorado in November with some migrating further south as far as Texas, Southern California and parts of Mexico.
The report says both Canada and cackling geese are attracted to areas with open water and large expanses of grass, favoring reservoirs, lakes, rivers and marshes.
Along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, they feed on harvested cornfields and bluegrass, eating grain, seeds and insects.
Geese are not looked on favorably by homeowners when the large birds flock to their lawns to graze leaving behind their slimy droppings.