Elk bull takes a much needed break from the rut

Elk bull takes a much needed break from the rut

An Elk bull gets a rare opportunity to take a nap during the annual rut. (© Tony’s Takes)
An Elk bull gets a rare opportunity to take a nap during the annual rut. (© Tony’s Takes)

If you spent weeks on end running around almost non-stop defending your harem from would-be competitors, you would be tired too.

This big guy had a nice bunch of cows to help ensure his lineage carried on. However, not 100 yards away, were three interlopers, all too ready to steal away the ladies.

On this mild day in Colorado’s high country, the boys seemed willing to take a break from the action and get some much needed rest. The big guy was able to lie down in the forest and catch a nap while his harem grazed nearby.

An Elk bull gets a rare opportunity to take a nap during the annual rut. (© Tony’s Takes)
An Elk bull gets a rare opportunity to take a nap during the annual rut. (© Tony’s Takes)
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