I got out early today to see if the elk were still hanging around where I saw them bedded down last evening. I didn’t find any newborn calves but there were a couple yearlings showing their new antlers.
Most of the elk have lost their winter coats by now but this calf seems to be lagging behind. I’ve noticed an adult keeps their coat a little longer than the others too. I can’t remember if it is a cow or a bull though. If I see him/her I’ll now know who this little guy belongs to.
There are about 35 elk in this herd. I wonder how many can call Alllie Mom?
Mom keeps an eye on the growth of her son.