Elk on the move

17 03 2022

‘Tis the season! No, not mud season (well, OK, it kinda is that, too … if we had enough snow to make (more) mud), ELK season!

More elk are visible because they’re moving around as the high country opens again (another reference to our lack of snow, if you can stand it). Soon, this dry low country will be too low and too dry, and these lovelies will melt away again into the shadows of the forested country. Hopefully it will retain some moisture longer than our desert country.

It IS nice to see those La Sals with fresh(er) snow. They were starting to look a little ragged.

These were two different groups of mostly elk cows and calves (last year’s) with a few scraggly youngster bulls still following their mamas and aunties.


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10 responses

17 03 2022
Trish

It’s good to see the lingering snow waiting to melt. One more storm please ❄️

18 03 2022
TJ

I’m glad we’re getting some snow in March. We need more (moisture … in any form!)!

17 03 2022
Pat

There are great pictures

18 03 2022
TJ

Thanks, Pat. πŸ™‚

17 03 2022
Karen Ann Schmiede

Very nice!

18 03 2022
TJ

Thanks, Karen! πŸ™‚

17 03 2022
lovewildmustangs

Great pictures!

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18 03 2022
TJ

Thanks, Karen. πŸ™‚

17 03 2022
Sue E. Story

Love to see these exquisite creatures…but not on the move to the high country this early! Seems the “mega-drought” has precipitated a whole new rhythm for everything.

18 03 2022
TJ

I think so, too. I loved seeing wild turkeys this winter … but it also seemed a bit worrying to see them so low.

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