“Back off my harem!” The message from this massive bull Elk last September was quite clear – don’t get too close to the ladies. Needless to say, I was not going to test him.
The bull had gathered up a large harem among a bunch of aspen trees in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. As it was close the road, a crowd of people had gathered around and he was not too happy, circling the ladies continually to keep them rounded up and sounding off at the gathered humans along the way. Adding to the bull’s anxiety, a younger bull kept approaching the harem trying to siphon a few of the cows for his own.