Friday, April 11, 2014

Wapiti

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Or elk, as most people know them. These showed up in our west pasture a week or so ago, not a common occurrence for us. I'd guess they're here because the mountains have had massive amounts of snow (hence the hulking white peaks in the background), and it's still coming down, pushing the elk out onto the plains.

These are all bulls, by the way. Some have just shed their antlers. And if you're wondering why I waited so long to post the photo? I had to to wait until they were long gone. The last time the public found out a herd like this was wandering our area, somebody slaughtered six of them and only took the heads. Slime of the world, right there.

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7 comments:

Cynthia D'Alba said...

Beautiful! and scum of the earth, those bastards who killed them for their heads!

Fiona Lowe said...

Just gorgeous! I love the sepia effect. When I first saw it I thought you were posting a super old photo from the 1900s.

liebjabberings said...

It looked like an illustration from a book from one of those wildlife photographers. Gorgeous. Or a carefully detailed painting.

And those people - too bad we can't put THEIR heads on a wall.

Alicia

Tanmay Roy said...

Love the photo.

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Jennifer Kiko said...

Beautiful photo! Worthy of framing :)

Loretta Ross said...

Beautiful! My dad hunted if he really needed the meat (BIG family) and people like that were one of his three pet peeves. I agree with liebjabberings. Taxidermy them!

Loretta Ross said...

Beautiful! My dad hunted if he really needed the meat (BIG family) and people like that were one of his three pet peeves. I agree with liebjabberings. Taxidermy them!