To the untutored observer it is all a blur. But Ms Korpela has spotted something. In the throng are familiar calf marks. They belong to a reindeer that goes by the name of Kepo (pictured, with Ms Korpela, on the previous page). She had thought this member of her herd to be lost for good. “Kepo has found her home!” she says with delight.
As friends gather around to stroke Kepo’s furry antlers, it seems she is not the only one.
The two paragraph is cited from the Economist Talo on the range
Could someone explain the phrases in bold for me, please? The photo mentioned in parenthesis is of a well alive reindeer. I don't get it, why did the author say calf marks?
I'm guessing it has something to do with a previous paragraph (Down below) but I'm not sure what is the correspondent saying and why he or she says that (the relation between calf marks and calf marking).
Another question is that why are antlers furry? They doesn't seem furry in the picture... Are they furry? Never seen one with my own eyes. I googled it but it's hard to tell from photos.
She shows the pendant her partner gave her, a replica of her bespoke calf marking. For a herder this is a sure sign of commitment.