Elk Rut Season

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With the onset of autumn we have the Elk rut season in full sway — always an interesting time to go see what the local herds of Roosevelt Elk who haunt the prairies of the northcoast are up to. Here are a few pictures from a few weeks back illustrating some of the elk mischief of this period.

Here is a bull that is privileged with his own harem of females:

Here he is among his harem:

Here he is checking out some of the females in his harem:

And here he spots another bull trying to get closer to his herd:

So he runs over to warn the other bull to get the heck away from his harem:

And here’s one last parting glance of our alpha bull: