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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Animal Activity in the High Country

Two Elk cows cross onto our property
We spotted some Elk on our property this morning, three cows and a young bull.  They were pretty antsy when they saw us watching.  I couldn't get a good image of the bull because he was obscured by trees.  Later, we did a slog on the Rim Trail outside of Cloudcroft, New Mexico.  It was still a bit snow and ice covered.  We're under a winter storm warning for a doozy coming through tomorrow.
Target butts

The Elk cows spot me snapping their picture

A young Elk bull was with them, but I couldn't get a good photo

Young Mule Deer on the grounds right after the Elk

Still snowy in places on the Rim Trail

The shadows of three hikers (woman, dog, man) on the Rim Trail

Section of the Rim Trail where the snow had melted

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

So nice to watch the wildlife while you're drinking your morning coffee.

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