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Bugling bull elk | by Pat Ulrich
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Bugling bull elk

A very large and dominant bull tule elk in Point Reyes National Seashore. This big male had quite a large harem, and chased off a handful of smaller rivals during the time I was watching. He was moving with a distinct limp (on a hind leg) but was still aggressively protecting his harem, bugling across the valley, and mating with females.


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Taken on August 11, 2011