Jousting

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We haven’t seen a lot of elk this year.  I’m not sure where they have been.  We’ve had enough rain perhaps that they have found their food and water elsewhere.

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Even more rare, are seeing elk bulls together, particularly as we go into rut season.  But we were thrilled to get these two young bulls strutting their stuff, and learning how to ‘do the dance’.

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These two boys were sparring with their single spikes, horsing around, and checking out their gear.

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They never got too serious about it… but it was fun to watch.

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2 thoughts on “Jousting

  1. Great pictures. How close were you to the action.

    It reminded me of a scene I saw in the Masai Mara in Kenya. We were on safari and came across two impalas jousting. It was fabulous.

    Thanks for sharing your pix,

    darrow

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