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Is this a mule or a deer?

 
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Aug 24, 2012 19:53 |  #1

I ran across this animal in Grand Canyon during the winter and it was like 10 feet away from me. I think this is a mule deer but not sure if it is the official name for this animal.

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Aug 24, 2012 19:58 |  #2

I think it is an elk


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Aug 24, 2012 19:59 |  #3

Yup, Elk


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Aug 24, 2012 20:00 |  #4

That's an Elk :)


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Aug 24, 2012 20:00 |  #5

Darn, I am way off then, LOL. That show you how much I know about animal.


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Aug 24, 2012 20:01 |  #6

Cute capture of it, by the way :)


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Aug 24, 2012 21:04 |  #7

Surprised you got so close, they usually are very skittish! Nice capture!


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Aug 24, 2012 21:19 |  #8

Elk for sure. Can't tell for sure, but looks young. 4 ft. tall is still a young elk. If so ,mother was closer than you know! Be careful around young elk, their mothers are very protective. But is is a very nice pic., love the shadow.




  
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Sep 03, 2012 16:07 |  #9

that is a young elk!


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Sep 03, 2012 22:46 |  #10

Elk ? now i know.


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Sep 05, 2012 03:08 |  #11

texles wrote in post #14903390 (external link)
Elk for sure. Can't tell for sure, but looks young. 4 ft. tall is still a young elk. If so ,mother was closer than you know! Be careful around young elk, their mothers are very protective. But is is a very nice pic., love the shadow.

This elk is past the age of being dependent on mom; around a year. It would be running with the herd at this age and completely independent, but mom wouldn't protect it like when it is younger. Even if mom is still with the herd.


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Sep 05, 2012 19:50 |  #12

nice shot (elk)




  
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