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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 28, 2014: Elk, Banff, Alberta

Ottoman ·
    There are many things I love about summer, one of which is getting out into the sunshine, exploring, and getting close to nature...but not too close.    On a recent visit to Banff, my brother and I pulled into a parking lot for...
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'Elk Sensor' wins Swedish innovation prize

PHeymont ·
In the past week, we've covered reports of multiple people gored by bison while taking selfies and a report yesterday about an angry elephant breaking up a dinner party. Fair enough, but what about collisions with elk on Sweden's rural roads?  ...
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Danes get first wild elk in 5000 years

PHeymont ·
Denmark's turning loose its first wild elk in 5000 years, and hopes they'll find their way to a permanent population.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 8, 2015: Elk, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
    A few springs ago I was visiting Denver and decided to make an overnight trip to Rocky Mountain National Park, through Estes Park.  The higher passes and most scenic drives were closed because of snow and ice, but I was rewarded...
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Sweden warns motorists: Beware of horny elks

PHeymont ·
Male Elk     Photo: Malene Thyssen / Wikimedia   In Spring, they say, a young man's fancy turns to love—but for young elks, the time is now, September through October. Sweden's National Wildlife Accident Council is taking...
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A Road Trip Gallery: Jane's Garden

PortMoresby ·
  March 9-10, 2015.   I stayed at Jane’s comfortable cottage, a short walk from the western edge of North America, for the first 2 nights of my birthday road trip.  Her modest home, of indeterminate vintage, has a deceptively...
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North America, part 2. Elk Bugling in Colorado

Kirsten Hines ·
Our series on Celebrating Nature on Seven Continents turns its focus on the elk of Estes Park, Colorado.
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Wild times in Denmark: Elk, wolves and jackals return

PHeymont ·
Denmark's wildlife is getting a bit wilder, some on its own, and some by careful intervention.  The big news (anything about an elk is big) is the re-introduction of elk to Denmark after a 5000-year absence. Five young Swedish elk have been given a new habitat on Denmark's Jutland peninsula, in an area that is the largest raised bog in Northern Europe. They'll hopefully become part of a self-sustaining ecosystem in the area. Recently, a beaver was spotted building a dam on a golf...
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October 27, 2016: Bull Elk, Banff National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
Some recent scenes of elk during mating season, Banff National Park.
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George Washington Memorial Park, Jackson, Wyoming

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits Town Square in Jackson, which is the heart of the town. The square is best know for the four antler arches at each of its entrances.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 28, 2014: Elk, Banff, Alberta

Travel Luver ·
Beautiful photos and a great story! I've been told male elk are especially dangerous when they're rutting. Do you know if that's true?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 28, 2014: Elk, Banff, Alberta

GarryRF ·
I know just how she felt. You cut into your steak, you're anticipating that wonderful first taste of a succulent piece of beef. Then as you slowly take it into your mouth the waiter appears ! "How's your steak Sir ?" Nom nom , choke, nom nom. "its fine dank you" cough..... When you really want to raise your arms and chase him into the car park - because you know its something waiters do for fun ! Love the Photos too !!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 28, 2014: Elk, Banff, Alberta

Ottoman ·
Hi GarryRF and Travel Luver! GarryRF...loved your comment. LOL Too funny, and so true. Travel Luver...unfortunately I don't know too much about elk, but I did a little research and came across this article you can link to which I believe will answer your question nicely http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2...k-rut_n_3915764.html In summary, the answer to your question is yes, male elk (aka bulls) can be and usually are much more aggressive during rutting, even toward humans; However, after what I...
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Re: 'Elk Sensor' wins Swedish innovation prize

DrFumblefinger ·
Vehicle collisions with animals kill more people than dog, snake and bee bites combined. And while the photo you use shows an animal that weighs about 1000 pounds, that animal is a moose. I know it's tough for city folks to tell them apart. Here is what a bull elk looks like.... Here's what a cow elk looks like....
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 8, 2015: Elk, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

PHeymont ·
That's amazing...I've never seen more than one or two at a time, and now an entire herd!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 8, 2015: Elk, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
I've never seen so many elk in one place at one time either, PHeymont. They were everywhere!
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Re: October 27, 2016: Bull Elk, Banff National Park

Marilyn Jones ·
What a magnificent animal!!
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Re: North America, part 2. Elk Bugling in Colorado

Travel Rob ·
A good sign to see animals adapt like that! I've always been amazed at how we don't appreciate what is near
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Re: North America, part 2. Elk Bugling in Colorado

DangTravelers ·
We just left the area and saw elk in the exact same spot. There were so many of them!
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Re: A Road Trip Gallery: Jane's Garden

PHeymont ·
Of course, I don't know the actual size of Jane's Garden, but I have the sense that it isn't huge. And yet, the variety of shapes, spaces, textures and things you've shown could keep even a much larger space "busy!" Thanks for a great morning view!
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Re: A Road Trip Gallery: Jane's Garden

PortMoresby ·
I think you may be projecting the intimacy of the photos onto the whole garden, which isn't small. I'm trying to be ruthless in my choice of images, editing to remove duplicates and the second rate, to improve the whole. While it can be painful during the process, I'm happier with the result in the end and I think it adds, not subtracts, interest. Leaves 'em wanting more, I hope.
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Re: A Road Trip Gallery: Jane's Garden

PHeymont ·
I'm not sure why I leapt so quickly to the idea of the garden being deceptively small—it may have to do with the intimacy of the images, and my mental image of "cottage," but it also may have to do with my comfort in smaller, but not spare, spaces. In either case...spectacular choices. It greatly cheered my morning chores.
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Re: Wild times in Denmark: Elk, wolves and jackals return

DrFumblefinger ·
I am glad to hear that wildlife is returning to Denmark. Many radicals would have you believe this is impossible, but with good stewardship and efforts at conservation, it clearly can work. PHeymont, I know you are a big city boy who rarely sees any wild animals except pigeons, but there is a difference between a moose and an elk. Your top photo is of a cow moose. They are massive and have legs that go on forever -- all the better to eat water vegetation with. This is what elk look like. The...
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Re: Wild times in Denmark: Elk, wolves and jackals return

PHeymont ·
I may be a city boy, but I've done my research. We're talking about alces alces here, and in North America it's a moose, while in Europe the same species is called elk. Wasn't me who called it, by the way, but the European press.
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Re: Wild times in Denmark: Elk, wolves and jackals return

DrFumblefinger ·
Fascinating. Who would have thought our European friends would call a moose an elk. (wonder what they call an elk?) Maybe we should just call him "Bullwinkle", and be done with it.
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Re: Wild times in Denmark: Elk, wolves and jackals return

DrFumblefinger ·
An afterthought, moose meat is pretty tough and often gamey. Elk meat is quite tender and tasty, to the point where they are grown as a "crop" in the Rocky Mountain region. You'll often find elk tenderloin in fine dining restaurants through the Rockies.
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Re: Wild times in Denmark: Elk, wolves and jackals return

PHeymont ·
Perhaps in their view, they are wondering why we call an elk a moose! What you are calling elk is not alces alces but cervus canadensis , clearly a neighbor of yours, and native to North America and Eastern Asia. It's also called 'wapiti,' which is a native American word. The initial confusion seems to have come from Europeans who named things after what they thought the animal resembled. Hence, for instance, our robin is no robin at all, but a thrush.
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