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Elk Chasing 2 Coyotes

October 8, 2014

About a week ago I saw this elk calf limping behind the rest of the herd.  She was keeping up but just barely.

elk calf

Injured Elk Calf

This morning I noticed a cow elk acting eradictly.  I couldn’t see the rest of the herd clearly as most of them were behind some trees.  I’m not sure if this was the herd with the injured calf or not.  But they were all looking across the field at something and the cow would charge down the hill into the field and then turn and walk back to the herd.  As I watched I could see 2 coyotes trying to get close to the herd.  I wonder if they are stalking the injured calf?

I couldn’t believe I had time to get the chase on video!  If you turn the sound way up you can hear, not only the dogs next door, but an elk from the herd calling her praise to the defender.  (I’m only guessing.  I’m not an Elk Whisperer.)

Pileated Bandit

October 7, 2014

Did you know that Pileated Woodpeckers like fresh apples?

pileated woodpecker eating apple

Pileated Woodpecker Steals Apples

Pileated woodpeckers are to apples like seals are to salmon!  They only eat what they want from one apple then moved to the next.  Maybe the bears and raccoons like what’s left over.  But I’d prefer a complete apple, not one that’s had a bite taken out of it….a little annoyed!


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