Photographer's Note

My new neighboor - the Elk

If you happen to remember this photo >> then you will know that I was speculating about this young elk. Was she establishing herself in the area around my mountain cottage or just a bypasser?

Seing her this weekend, 3 months after her first visit, I'm sure she is 'living' here and just waiting for a handsom elk bull to come along and share her life around our cottage.

It's just a matter of surviving the hunting periode starting early October. I'm sure all of you cross your fingers for the elk lady as I do.

Should I spot her again - you'll sure be updated.

I think the distance for this shot was some 50-60 m, and I had to talk a little to her so she would face the camera. After the photo she continued digging in some fresh branches and grass.

BTW: The position of her ears tells me that she is not afraid or aggressive. The ears is straight up and should she feel unsecure or become annoyed the ears would have been flat along her head (and I would not have been that close to an animal with a weight of ca. 500kg and able to run at max 50km an hour).

A more direct shot in the WS
(Pls. have in mind this is no reservation or nature park - just ordinaire daily life in this part of the country..)

Buin, ChrisJ, maltese, jhm, ktanska has marked this note useful

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