Strange Ways to Go Dashing Through the Snow

What do you know about sledding?

Everyone knows about dog-sledding...the Iditarod, etc. So I had to post this gorgeous photo of a dog sledding team. Dogs have been known to sled 90 miles in one day, each one pulling 85 pounds apiece!

And then there's the more traditional sleigh pulled by one or two horses. The troika in the photo below, however, is pulled by three horses. (Troika means three of a kind.)


And there's the reindeer sleigh.  Did you know that reindeer is another name for caribou?
No, the reindeer aren't in distress...they tend to run with their tongues out  :)

But in my search for amazing photos of animals pulling sleds, I found this:

I didn't know you could tame mooses...uh, meese?

But you know me, I couldn't stop there...I had to find out what other improbable animals pull things...and it's amazing:

 An ostrich?  And just where was the mother of those kids in the lion cart?  

Now, I know this isn't exactly "sledding", but for fun, check out this short video of a real reindeer ski race in Norway:

Oh, that was too fun; now I think I want a reindeer next Christmas.

For more sledding fun, check out Polar bear sledding here

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