"Elk were named by the early settlers,
but some people prefer to call it by the Shawnee name wapiti (WAA-pi-tea) meaning 'white rump.'"
Several cars were pulled over and when we slowed down,
they told us there was a bull elk in a wallow.
He had just gone down when I got there with my camera.
Our little band of observers watched and explained in hushed tones what he was doing.
I was told that the girls like this look.
he started "horning".
They try to get as much "stuff" up into their antlers to make them look bigger.
The girls are impressed.
Girls, he thinks he is pretty hot stuff.