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Elk

Cervus canadensis

Description:

These elk are part of a small herd that is kept at a local county park. The herd used to be at 8, but a year ago 4 died off (new article here: http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/1909...) I'm not sure why they keep them, but they are very funny to feed and interact with, accept today, the bull decided to charge the fence.

Habitat:

These are kept in a large pen type area (Probably 15 acres or so) which is mostly grassland and a little wooded area.

Notes:

I'm not sure if elk are native to my part of Iowa, but these do fairly well here.

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8 Comments

LuckyLogan
LuckyLogan 6 years ago

Thanks kd!

kdpicturemaker
kdpicturemaker 6 years ago

Magnificent creature and portrait photos.

LuckyLogan
LuckyLogan 7 years ago

Thanks Emily

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 7 years ago

So so Gorgeous! Well done!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Hi LL - I have done a straightened version maybe you can see if it looks right. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/c4419jni5lf1t...

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Ha !! Strong wind maybe? Judging by the grass growth and cloud layers I think you've put the horizon flat where it was actually a slight slope. He looks kind of cute like that though.

LuckyLogan
LuckyLogan 7 years ago

Hum, he is leaning isn't he. I wonder why that is.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

The leaning variety :-)

LuckyLogan
Spotted by
LuckyLogan

Iowa, USA

Spotted on Oct 31, 2013
Submitted on Oct 31, 2013

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