Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Tule Elk with Bone

Tule Elk with Skull, originally uploaded by Jen Joynt.
When I am out looking for animals, I see all sorts of strange things. But this was one of the strangest. I was trying to capture some nice shots of the Tule Elk with the blooming yellow lupine when I heard this strange sucking sound. When I tried to figure out what it was, I noticed this elk sucking on a bone (I thought it looked like an elk skull, but I was corrected. It is a pelvis bone of another animal).

My best guess was that it was sucking the skull for minerals. I welcome any other theories.

1 comment:

  1. Now that's something completely different. It's a young elk. Maybe it's playing. Then again, it looks like he means business.