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Bull Elk chases after the ladies for Wapiti Wednesday

With hormones raging, the Elk rut is in full swing and the males are doing their best to gather up their harems. This particular guy, while a good-sized specimen for sure, was not having much luck.

He was relegated to an area far away from the main herds and was chasing a single cow. Despite his best strutting and bugling, she showed little interest and spurned the overtures.

We sometimes call these creatures Wapiti, a word that comes from the Shawnee and Cree word ‘waapiti’ which means ‘white rump.’ They are one of the largest members of the deer family in North America, second only to Moose.

A massive Elk bull keeps watch for the ladies in Rocky Mountain National Park. (© Tony’s Takes)

A massive Elk bull keeps watch for the ladies in Rocky Mountain National Park. (© Tony’s Takes)

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