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    Spraying Reindeer Antlers With Reflective Paint To Prevent Car Accidents

    Seen here looking suspiciously like the Grinch's homemade reindeer, a reindeer in Norway poses with its reflective painted antlers, or 'bling sticks' as they like to refer to them.
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    Herders in Norway have recently started painting their reindeer's antlers and fur with reflective paint to prevent traffic accidents because motorists can't see them. Sadly, nearly 4,000 reindeer die each year in Norway due to traffic accidents, to be honest... i think its pretty awsome...
    “The aim is to prevent traffic accidents. The spray is being tested on fur at the moment, but it may be even more effective on the antlers, because they are seen from every side,”
    says Anne Ollila, chairwoman of the Reindeer Herders Association.
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    I think you can take the number of deaths with a couple kilos of salt. The same herders claim that 47000 reindeer was eaten by Norways population of 500 lynx and wolverines last year only...
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    "Always remember, no matter where you go there you are."
    I was more thinking along the lines of survival luminous antler mora knife handles..
    Last edited by David_JAFO; 27-02-2014 at 04:30 AM.

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