And here's why:
A large herd of cattle are now grazing up by Lightning Lounge. A good thing, though, because it shows the rancher who owns that land is still interested in working it, not subdividing it.
It was time for the elk to move to higher ground anyway. We think now that may be why the elk snuck up behind us the other day, trying to get away from the cattle.
We round a different fence crossing, and as we headed over the top of the mesa we came upon this:
BAMBI! Its mother ran away as we came near. Molly noticed it- we would have passed by. We took two pictures and quickly moved away. What was going on here is perfectly normal, though it does make you wonder how deer ever survive.
Here's a great link to info about fawns.
Here I am thinking about it.