VIDEO: Rutting Elk Puts On "Cologne" in Yellowstone
October 22, 2021
We all know the routine, don't we guys? We get out of the shower, shave, apply aftershave, deodorant, maybe a little product for our hair or beards, and then we're ready to go off and impress the ladies. Oh wait, there's a step missing there, what was it? Oh! How could we forget? You gotta put on a little cologne.
And not just a couple of demure spritzes, either. We're talking a thick, turgid jet of it aimed squarely at your face and head.
You mean that's not part of your routine?
Well, it's part of a rutting elk's routine, and in this video, you can see this big boy preparing for a night out. It's the season where a young buck's fancy turns to the furry flanks of those irresistible does.
Filmed just outside of Mammoth Hot Springs, this video shows a crowd of cars and onlookers maintaining a respectful distance as this big boy barely contains his throbbing biological urges.