The elk were traversing the ranchers fields today with their calves.
Look at the ears pointing down towards the electric wire. They all hesitated but eventually the adults jumped the electric fence and the calves ducked under.
We saw 5 elk calves in all. The adults jumped this fence without hesitation but it isn’t the kind that a calf can’t duck under and is too high for them to jump.
I guess they took too long. Are elk related to reindeer? hahaha
The calves look for help from the neighbors.
Suddenly it didn’t seem like such a good idea.
One tried to go through the fence (above) but couldn’t get through. The smallest one finally punched through a hole somewhere else.
Then they got cornered by the cattle. I thought they’d try to squeeze through the gate bars but 2 of them jumped the lower barbed wire fence.
Then they jumped back over to get to their moms in the field on the left. They were all calling for mom with that pitiful baby elk call. All but the mom of the littlest calf just kept going. I guess they knew their calves would eventually figure it out.