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Offline NOCK NOCK

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Not so good at hiding......yet
« on: June 04, 2018, 02:11:04 PM »
Ran across this little one on Saturday. 30' off the road all circled up and trying to hide. Guessing someone passed thru on the road and scared a herd out of the meadow, the little got confused and just went into survival/hide mode.

Sure was cute.

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Re: Not so good at hiding......yet
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2018, 07:25:01 AM »
Thats a pretty cool sight there. Thanks for sharing!  :tup:

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Re: Not so good at hiding......yet
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2018, 07:27:55 AM »
Sure are cute little buggers, just like a baby deer, makes a guy want to just pick one up and take home and turn into a household pet  :) be pretty cool having a 400" class pet just hanging out in the front yard  :tup:
« Last Edit: June 05, 2018, 10:21:25 AM by jackmaster »
my grandpa always said "if it aint broke dont fix it"

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Re: Not so good at hiding......yet
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2018, 08:32:14 AM »
I didn't know that calf elk have no scent when they are born and new to the world until recently. Their technique of hiding works really well when they have zero scent on top of it.

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Re: Not so good at hiding......yet
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2018, 09:08:38 AM »
I didn't know that calf elk have no scent when they are born and new to the world until recently. Their technique of hiding works really well when they have zero scent on top of it.
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Didn't know this either until my dog found a whitetail fawn a few years ago and we "rescued" it.  We were nearby a wildlife rehab center and talked to the bio, who explained that if the fawn wasn't injured all we needed to do was take it back to where we found it and the mom would come back and take over. 

Yes, the fawn was cuddly and we sniffed it to see if it actually doesn't have a scent (it doesn't).  And yes, they imprint on you quick and will follow you through the woods. 

Eventually it wandered off and laid back down in the grass.  But it was outrageously adorable for a minute to be followed by a little spotted fawn. 

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Re: Not so good at hiding......yet
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2018, 09:12:54 AM »
sweeeet, those little buggers are so cute, saw one a few years ago that the mom was getting pretty close so we got outta there before she got too agitated.

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Re: Not so good at hiding......yet
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2018, 11:27:53 AM »
Saw a newborn calf a couple of weeks ago along the Salmon river.  A very agitated mother was fending off a pair of coyotes, went on for more than a hour, did not see a conclusion.  The 'no scent' deal is far from fool proof.  Unfortunately, all on private ground with no way to intervene.  Early calves and fawns are at a definite disadvantage.

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Re: Not so good at hiding......yet
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2018, 04:58:24 PM »
Great pic--thanks for sharing!

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Re: Not so good at hiding......yet
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2018, 06:33:39 PM »
cool...we've got two blacktail does that are all swelled up hanging out in our backyard---waiting for them to drop fawns.  momma went out about this time last evening to walk them back a little bit cuz they like to come up on the back patio and chew off the flowers on her plants.  she walked up to about 30 yards from them until they walked back to our shooting berm which is 100 yards from the back door.  didn't come back last nite but they usually feast on the new growth of her plants. they've recently stripped a bunch of limbs off our newly planted fruit trees so working on fencing them off.  oh well i guess it could be worse
beer---it's whats for dinner

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Re: Not so good at hiding......yet
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2018, 06:49:06 PM »
I saw this one yesterday in my neighbors yard. It was no more than 20 min old,mom was still licking it clean.
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Re: Not so good at hiding......yet
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2018, 09:09:38 PM »
That's cool.  :yeah:

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