Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Yellowstone June 11 Wednesday Hayden Valley

Our first find of the day was

Meanwhile, a herd of elk and their calves were grazing on a peninsula.

A grizzly bear saw them and chased them into the river. It then separated one of the calves from its mother. The calf couldn't out swim the bear. The bear pounced on it and drowned it.

It dragged the carcass back to the peninsula and laid down on it. The whole sequence of events took about twenty minutes.

The elk mother returned, but it was too late and she left again.

Sometimes he slept on the carcass. Sometimes he ate it.,,Sometimes he stood up, as if to stretch. And, sometimes he looked across the river.

where one white and one black wolf darted at the tree line, maybe lusting after his treasure.

At the end of the day, his feast was gone and he reentered the river.

Climbed up the hill.

And disappeared into the trees.

On our way back to camp, we saw our first find was still in the same pond of water.

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