Here are photos of three of the four Elk we spotted while driving toward Estes Park. These guys were lounging around in someone’s front yard. Perhaps full and lazy after a fine meal.
They were laying behind this fence on the grass and I didn’t want to get too close and bother them.
These young Bull Elk are still sporting some of their winter coat, which will be replaced with shiny, smooth hair.
If you would like to read more about Elk visit this web site called Elk Facts. Below are a few Antler Facts taken from this web-site:
Only male elk have antlers
Bulls shed and grow a new set of antlers every year
New antlers are covered in fuzzy skin called velvet
Antlers harden by late summer and the velvet peels away
By September, antlers are solid bone
A set of antlers on a mature bull can weigh up to 40 pounds