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Lars Nelson prepares his pet reindeer for a plane ride

Lars Nelson prepares his pet reindeer for a plane ride. Photo notes state: "'You're going for a nice ride, but we have to hog-tie you western fashion,' says reindeer owner Lars Nelson at Naknek as he prepares his pets for their first air journey." Archives, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

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