Cow elk with twins

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  1. gila_dog

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    I saw a cow elk the other day and she had two calves with her. One calf was about twice the size as the other one. At first I thot she had somehow picked up a stray calf, but then I realized that they were the same age because they both had spots on them. Maybe the little guy is a runt, and if so he probably won't make it. A bear, mountain lion, or wolf will probably get him, but hopefully mom and the other calf will get away.

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    That little guy sure looks like a white tail deer from that angle. I know everything has to eat but it would be nice if he gets to grow up.
     
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    Awesome sighting and great pic! Odds aren't good for the lil guys survival! The elk in your neck of the woods look darker in color than the ones in Idaho/Montana and Oregon. Amazing how environmental differences effect animals of the same species.
     
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    Great picture! That runt sure is cute, kinda sad to know what will probably happen.
     
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