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Mon Oct 9, 2017, 11:43 PM

Alaska's popular reindeer, Star, dies in owner's arms


This May 23, 2010, file photo shows Star the reindeer and her owner, Albert Whitehead, taking a break during a stroll through downtown Anchorage, Alaska. The 15-year-old reindeer, the sixth of a line of local pet reindeer died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017.


ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) A popular reindeer that could be seen walking the streets of downtown Anchorage has died at age 15.

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A note posted on her pen by owner Albert Whitehead says Star died in his arms.

Whitehead took Star on a short walk, and she collapsed after returning home.

Whitehead says she spent her last days hanging out and eating her favorite treats, such as grapes and mini wheats.

Read more: http://www.lmtonline.com/news/article/Anchorage-s-famous-reindeer-Star-dies-at-age-15-12262887.php

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TexasTowelie Oct 2017 OP
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Oct 9, 2017, 11:47 PM

1. RIP, Star. nt

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Oct 10, 2017, 12:57 AM

2. Crying.

We all kept her alive for longer than she should have been. We'll see you with Santa this Christmas.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Oct 10, 2017, 02:40 AM

3. R.I.P. Star

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Oct 10, 2017, 02:52 AM

4. Reindeer can be very nice companions

I lived together with a wild one for a month as far up in Norway as it is possible to travel, close to the Russian border. He was missing his group of reindeers, but on that time of the year the males are supposed to feed for themselves, and prepare to the coming fight for the nice girls. He wanted company, and came to our camp. I remember sitting in the sun with him, using him to lean my back on. And sometimes he let me feel his fast growing horns

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