It looks serious. Two young bull elk going head to head. Great action!
But wait a minute it’s spring so that means no females going to the victor. This isn’t the elk rut. What’s going on?
A true story my son told me might put this in perspective.
In his early 20s, he went tree planting in the mountains for the summer. Each day they drove from their camp to the worksite. My son’s good friend was the team leader so, of course, he drove the truck with the crew.
Every morning they would drive down the same road and every morning they managed to hit the same large pothole. Finally my son muttered, “Every day,” when they hit it again.
That must have hit the mark because his friend stopped the truck and the two of them wrestled in the ditch for a few minutes before merrily going on their way. Sometimes young guys just need to blow off a little steam.
As I was watching the two elk, the larger kept bugging the smaller one until a tussle ensued. Shortly after they were back to eating again beside each other.
No harm no foul.
Until next time …