Spring and the elk are feisty

It has been a lovely spring day and the elk are getting bold. Though why this one seemed more interested in old branches from last year rather than the fresh spring buds is a mystery to me.

elk in the garden 20150423

elk in the garden 20150423

Wild Sweden. Is it an elk? Is it a moose? If you’re in Sweden, the answer is “BOTH”! The iconic, majestic forest dweller Alces alces is known as a moose in North America (actually the sub-species Alces alces americana) and an elk in Europe. The word elk, like the Swedish word älg (pronounced /elj/), is taken from the Latin alces. To make matters even more confusing, elk in North America is used for an entirely different animal – a kind of deer, Cervus elaphus, otherwise known as a Wapiti.


2 Responses to “Spring and the elk are feisty”

  1. ulfewb Says:

    Not an Elk

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: