Meadowmom

Meadowmom

Posted on 07/20/2015


Photo taken on July  2, 2015


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elk
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Sinkyone wilderness


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Look Who’s Cadging Handouts in the Campground Today!

Look Who’s Cadging Handouts in the Campground Today!
He’s a Roosevelt (Olympic) Elk. He stands close to 5 ft.tall at the shoulder and is probably edging up to 1000 lbs. I would rather glimpse him on a wild ridge somewhere.

In a magnificent little known wilderness area on the Lost Coast of California: the Sinkyone.

Lorenzo Kjell Salmonson, Philippe Girault, RQ 01012015 and 2 other people have particularly liked this photo


9 comments - The latest ones
Larry He's So Fine
Larry He's So Fine
They are very big to be sure!
2 years ago.
Pam J
Pam J
One bigggggg fella !
2 years ago.
Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet
What a beautiful visitor!!!!
2 years ago.
W9JIM - Jim Doss
W9JIM - Jim Doss
A fine specimen!
2 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
You were lucky with that visitor !!
2 years ago.
Bram van Broekhoven
Bram van Broekhoven
Beautiful capture, very nice photo
2 years ago.
DeForest Ranger
DeForest Ranger
Oh, this is not good. Not good at all! I recall a couple of deep backcountry trips where I stayed up half the night playing the harmonica to keep the elk from trampling my tent.
2 years ago.
Meadowmom has replied to DeForest Ranger
Yes, there’s no habitat left where he could be transported, far from humans. His emotions can’t be totally trusted, especially during rutting season. So he will simply disappear, as far as the hikers and campers are concerned. A sad burden for the park employees...
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
slgwv has replied to Meadowmom
What some female biologists of my acquaintance have referred to as "testosterone poisoning." The phenomenon is not limited to elk--
2 years ago.