Autumn 2020 – Part 33 – White Rump – Jasper National Park

October 1, 2020

As we set out for our usual evening by the lake, we noted that our Lady friend from the other evening was back grazing around the complex. My title comes from the meaning of the Shawnee word Wapiti which is another name for the American elk.

White Rump ©

Wapiti or elk,

it is all the same to me.

Check out my white rump.

Hey, grass is legal now.
Damn, where did I leave my keys?
Nothing is out of my reach.
I am on permanent lawn maintenance staff now.

Published by kagould17

After working for 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 3+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wanted me to do has been rewarding. While I still miss the social aspect of working with a team of great people, I have managed to keep in touch with many from my former team and I have many friends and family members who now fulfill this part of my life. Now that my Patty has retired, we are able to spend more time in pursuits and with people who are near and dear to us. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may not become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

8 thoughts on “Autumn 2020 – Part 33 – White Rump – Jasper National Park

  1. Elk are such powerful and beautiful animals. I once read that if you experience an elk sighting, it’s a message to stay steady on your current course. An elk sighting is also a reminder to be diligent and see things through. Thanks for sharing your photographs and happy first day of December. Aiva 🙂

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    1. The cow elk seem benign, but you never want to mistake that for tameness. On the other hand, the bulls emote strength. I once watched two bulls fighting from a distance and developed a new respect for them. They brook no interference. Thanks for reading Aiva. Happy December 1. It was real windy here last night, but supposed to be sunny and warm for the next few days. I do have some repairs to make on my outdoor bubble though. Stay well. Allan

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  2. It must be quite a sight to look at an elk so closely. Now on their side it must be especially stressful to be surrounded by humans. Especially those with strange machines flashing lights.

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    1. There is a requirement to keep well back. However, the elk have not read the rules and often appear close by the bungalows. That being said, I never approach with my feet, just with my Zoom. During the rut, you are not allowed to get out of your vehicle, if elk are close by. At the very least, you must leave the car door open, so you can get back inside if they see you as a threat. Bulls have been known to charge cars if they come between the bull and his harem. Stay well and thanks for reading. Allan

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