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RMNP Camouflaged Bull Elk

RMNP Camouflaged Bull Elk. This photo was taken during the "rut" or Elk Mating Season. The Bulls attrach as many cows as they can and they spend a lot of time keeping the cows in their herd. The other Bull Elk try and move it at times. One of the ways to attrach the cows, the Bulls will creat a wallow and roll around in it. In this case, the Bull Elk was creating a wallow by moving aside the grass. Some of the grass caught in his antlers only to fall and land on his head. I have been told this is called salad.

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