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Elk Fun

24 Oct

A friend of mine sent along this video to me for enjoyment. I thought it was fun to watch and thought I would share with my blogging friends. Hopefully, you will find it enjoyable!

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17 Comments

Posted by on October 24, 2009 in Idaho Wildlife Stories

 

17 responses to “Elk Fun

  1. Emily

    October 24, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    That is great! thanks for sharing 🙂

     
  2. Wandering Owl

    October 25, 2009 at 5:24 am

    You never know what's going on in a critters' mind. Looks like it really wanted to kick that puddle's butt!

     
  3. Shoreman

    October 25, 2009 at 5:53 am

    Ain't that just like a kid. Give them a puddle and they have to run through it. Got to love it. Mark

     
  4. Bill

    October 25, 2009 at 8:28 am

    LOL! Great video! Looks like it was having fun.

     
  5. sportfishingamericas

    October 25, 2009 at 11:44 am

    Mel, Interesting. This looks like a juvenile. I've seen young deer demonstrate similar behavior when they are too young to confront a mature animal of the same species. I witnessed something similar about two years ago. A faun was running and jumping, circling and kicking while its mother was interacting with a buck. Thanks for sharing.

     
  6. CDGardens

    October 26, 2009 at 5:14 am

    I have seen whitetail deer fawns do the same as this young elk. Water play seems to be important to all species…;)

     
  7. TackleBoxTalk

    October 26, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    Hi Mel,That was a rather entertaining video, thanks for sharing!

     
  8. Mel

    October 26, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    Emily – Wandering Owl – Shoreman – Bill – Sportfishingamericas – CDGardens – TackleBox Talk -Thanks all for viewing and leaving a comment. Glad you enjoyed a few seconds with this young elk in a playful mood.

     
  9. Othmar Vohringer

    October 26, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    Young animals often enjoy playing in the water, that is no different for elk and deer.I think it is the movement of the water and the noise that attracts them into a frenzy, perhaps the cooling effect of the water plays a role too.Very enjoyable to watch.-ov-

     
  10. The Hunter's Wife

    October 27, 2009 at 8:39 am

    Isn't that the cutest. I just love it.

     
  11. Mel

    October 27, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    Othmar – Thanks for the insight. I am not sure what causes the reaction, but, I sure enjoyed watching it transpire. That is interesting that other wildlife behave in a similar manner.

     
  12. Mel

    October 27, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    Jody – Does that young deer you have in your backyard play in the water like that? Tee Hee

     
  13. troutrageous1

    October 29, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    That's a cool video. Do you know if it was taken with a trailcam of some sort, or was your friend actually that close to the elk? Either way, what a hoot!

     
  14. Mel

    October 30, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Troutrageous! – I am not 100% sure, but, I believe that it was caught on video in person. Outdoor enjoyment in real time!

     
  15. pcazman

    November 3, 2009 at 9:49 am

    Playful little thing isn't it!!!!

     
  16. Anonymous

    November 22, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    Agree with Othmar. Almost all young play in exuberant ways. And many species appear to abjectly enjoy playing with water, including lots of birds. You should see wild parrots at play. There's no question animals enjoy their leisure time.I'm not a sportsman, but I am a photographer. So I spend much of my time in the wilderness quietly watching wild animals for hours on end. Last week I saw two first-year fawns leaping and darting and chasing each other around ruins in a remote park, while mum kept a watchful eye. I can understand why fawns stay with mum for a year after birth. They would have been oblivious to a predator had the doe not been there to look out for them.A pure joy to watch. Thank you for this video! I wish everyone could see the private lives of animals that I've had the privilege to watch. It would change the way many people feel about animal consciousness, I think.

     
  17. Mel

    November 22, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Anonymous – Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Your views are appreciated here! I can only imagine some of the things you have experienced in the outdoor world through the eyes of a camera.

     

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