A fun encounter with this big boy from this past weekend. This bull has been hanging out within one of the enclosures in Rocky Mountain National Park that have been built to keep the elk out due to their propensity to overgraze. The big guy found his way in and has been enjoying a virtually untouched smorgasbord of foliage all to himself.
He could certainly get out by either jumping the six-foot fence or working his way up the river but for the time being, has opted to stay put. Saturday I really thought he was going to “take the leap” over the fence. His hormones are raging as the rut begins and he was quite agitated, pacing back and forth along the fence line, seeming to contemplate jumping.
He never did, eventually just lying down for a morning nap but before doing so, gave me some pretty good pics to share on this Moose Monday.