August 1, 2021

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Elk trying to protect calves become aggressive at Evergreen Lake

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EVERGREEN, Colo. (KDVR) — If you travel into Evergreen, there’s a high likelihood that you will spot some elk in the small mountain community.

And with the rise of temperatures, Evergreen Lake becomes a hotspot not only for tourist, but also for the elk.

The warmer temperatures also mean it is elk calving season. Cows generally give birth during the first two weeks of June following a 245-gestation period.

There have been several reports of aggressive cow elk at Evergreen Lake on Upper Bear Creek Road. However, Colorado Parks and Wildlife said this is normal.

“Cow elk will be exhibiting normal protective behavior of their young. You need to give wildlife extra space this time of year and be…

Dara Bitler

2021-06-16 06:10:43

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