Saturday, January 12, 2008

Protective Elk Cow

On our way to Wyoming last summer, Mike and I stayed at Rocky Mountain National Park near Estes Park. The elk around our campsite were as near as common as cattle in Texas - and almost as tame. They were MUCH more protective of their offspring, however. One morning at daybreak I discovered the hiding place of this elk cow's baby and got myself charged by her and chased all the way into the RV - not before I got her picture, though! I suspect she weighed as much as my horse and could have done some damage had she caught me. I became considerably more respectful of protective mommas that morning!
8 X 10 oil on canvas $100 includes shipping.

Proverbs 2:11 Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you.

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