Submitted by Curtis Fowler, Range Technician at Land Between The Lakes
This is one day in the life of the critters who call the Elk & Bison Prairie home at Land Between The Lakes. They are becoming more active now that the weather is cooling off.
Our Bugle Corps members volunteer to help watch the herds and make sure all is well. Ray Stainfield, a long time Bugle Corps member, has a knack for getting some great shots. Thanks Ray!
Last Thursday this group of elk cows and calves were performing what appeared to be a rain dance. It apparently worked, since rain has arrived! (Or they were just playing and splashing around.)
Elk Bull #67 was acting smug last week as he maintained a nice harem of eligible female elk and enjoyed bugling so everyone would know what a good day he was having.
This bison cow’s calf is growing up, but still likes to hang around mom for handy refreshments. They are trying to stay away from those noisy elk.
This guy just wants to take a nap in the soft grass and stay out of the fray.
This group of 7 or 8 elk calves are huddled together with these 2 attendant cows because they are worried about the screaming bull that’s running around this part of the herd.