Greenlandic Rabbit Invasion!

OK, so they’re not really rabbits- they’re Arctic hares. And they aren’t really invading, they’re just hoppin’ around eating grass, THINKING about invading. They’re sneaky that way.

While working in Thule I noticed a few unusually large rabbits hanging around. These hares had strange little smirks on their faces like they knew something I didn’t.

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That’s hatred on his face.

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So I started taking pictures. One day there were four rabbits- then the next ten.

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Erik the rabbit whisperer

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A week later there were herds of rabbits over a hundred strong. Erik, Ben, and I drove out to the ice ramp and spotted a herd of nearly 500.

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Of course no one believed us. Herds of giant rabbits in the Arctic? So on our day off I took a few of my naysaying co-workers on safari and sure enough we found a herd- not the biggest but a large one nonetheless.

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Herd above DET1

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There are going to be a lot of Arctic foxes next year- maybe herds of them!

Hiking Mt. Dundas, Greenland

Paul and I are in Thule, doing some work for GrIT (Greenland Inland Traverse). After work we decided to do the classic climb of Mt Dundas- which is a steep but flat topped mountain just outside of town. Here’s a couple pics.

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Picture of Thule taken from the air during the 1960’s, Mt Dundas in background. The trail up the mountain is highlighted in red

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View from the top, looking north over Wolstenholme Fjord

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The view of Thule as it is today.