Bouquet

3 01 2020

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They grab these big mouthfuls of snakeweed and mouth them around a few moments, then drop them and go for another bite. … I can’t figure out why.

But, for a few moments, they all look like they’ve picked a big bouquet of dried flowers, which is kinda cute. 🙂


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7 responses

3 01 2020
Pat

Especially they are already so cute! It is a curious question as to why they do that!

3 01 2020
Karen Schmiede

How cute!

3 01 2020
Sue Story

They’re picking bouquets for you, TJ! 😁

4 01 2020
Marytherese Ambacher

It must be like a stick of gum, after 30 seconds of chewing, the best taste is gone…

5 01 2020
TJ

Ha! That’s the best idea for an explanation! 🙂

23 02 2020
Puller9

If it’s the same snakeweed as mentioned in articles, it is poisonous to many animals including hores. Therefore, I wonder if it is ‘mulled on’ for a few seconds/minutes and utilized by wild ones as a natural wormer? If eaten, it causes diarrha and abortion.

23 02 2020
TJ

I’m not sure if it’s the same; that’s what I’ve always heard it called and didn’t know it was (might be) poisonous?! I’ve seen them eating it previously in the winter months, which is one reason I was surprised and stymied by them just chewing it this past fall and winter. I almost never see diarrhea in the wild horses.

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