|The bulls and stags show more attitude now, some manes are growing and necks swelling|
|They're getting keener and more edgy.|
|He's still in velvet and drop dead gorgeous.|
Past years we've seen some interesting conflicts between bison and elk, including
a "rock, scissors, paper" dominance among a bison bull who was afraid of
the elk, but dominated the red deer; the red deer who relentlessly pursued
the elk, but was afraid of the bison, and the elk who lorded his dominance
over the bison and ran from the red deer. |
When we skinned out the elk, we found two fairly recent rib fractures, so put it together that the smaller red deer had gotten in a lucky punch and earned the elk's fearful respect. The red deer stag had a circle shaped rack, and that's probably why the bull elk got lucky with just a rib fracture instead of a deadly puncture.
|He's not rubbed out yet, but he's starting to show that proud, rutting bull posture.|
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