Saturday, June 17, 2006


This elk calf was curled up right by our fence! Posted by Picasa

7 comments:

Jean said...

Adorable. I hope Mommy Elk is ok.

nir said...

How cute! :D

-colorbird

Random Walk Writer said...

Awwww . . .

But how do you do tell a baby elk from some other fawn? Looks just like any other Bambi to me!

Jean said...

How are the moo cows doing?

Valerie Comer said...

Mama elk was nearby, freaking out (but not near enough for a good photo). Fawn is larger than a deer, and darker along the backbone. Jim figures a day old at most.

Oh, moo cows? Blow me down if old cow #18 didn't give birth yesterday! Gives 14 calves, 7 of each (the 4 who died were all bulls).

Jean said...

A day old elk calf, the mama's in sight, and you're taking pictures? You are gutsy!

Congrats to mama moo cow #18. Hope all the calves continue to do well. Is this a longer birthing season than usual, or does it just seem that way?

(Have a great trip, by the way.)

Valerie Comer said...

Mama elk was hanging back, and we had the atv for the quick getaway.

Seems like every year we have a June calf. Some of the cows are getting old and don't *catch* as easily as they used to. I'd given up on this one.