Evans Trout Fishing
Grandma & Grandpa's
live here, too!
interesting facts about reindeer...
are domesticated Caribou. It
is believed they have been domesticated for thousands of
years. Since 1961 Reindeer are divided into two major groups,
the tundra reindeer with six subspecies and the woodland
reindeer with three subspecies. In the wild in North America
they are called Caribou.
reindeer are called bulls, females are called cows and both have
antlers that grow from the skull all covered with short hair
called velvet, which is gradually rubbed off, leaving solid bone
antlers. Babies are called calves; they don't get antlers before
their second year. Reindeer antlers are second in size only to
hair is called pelage. It covers their entire bodies leaving
no bare skin and keeps them warm down to -50°F. The long
beard of hair under their chin acts as a bib when drinking so
water doesn’t get to their underbelly and freeze.
reindeer eat barley, hay and other special ingredients, but
in the wild they have been known to eat lemmings, arctic char
and bird eggs! We keep them away from the fishing pond just in
case they decide they like rainbow trout!
don't normally kick backwards, but they can kick sideways. Caribou
and Reindeer feet are large to carry their weight on soft ground,
but they adapt to the season. In the summer, when the tundra
is soft and wet, the footpads become sponge-like and provide
extra traction. In the winter, the pads shrink and tighten, exposing
the rim of the hoof which cuts into the ice and crusted snow
to keep it from slipping.
Julius Caesar wrote of Reindeer in the first century BC, "In
the middle of its forehead a single horn grows between its ears,
taller and straighter than the animal horns with which we are
familiar. At the top this horn spreads out like the palm of a
hand or the branches of a tree." Santa's Reindeer were
first named in the 1832 poem, A Visit from St. Nicholas, and
Rudolf was added in 1939 as Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer.
on by Grandma & Grandpa's Fishing Pond anytime and
visit Jerky and Bingo (our bulls) and Elle and Princess (our
cows). These unique and friendly animals enjoy visitors and
love children. They have such friendly adorable personalities
and would love to visit with you.