Sometimes a wildlife shot is no further than your backyard.
I spent quite a bit of time with the badger in the photo, all photos taken from the seat of my pickup. Obviously a young one, when encountered at daylight he ran to a burrow that was close to the road and backed in. I drove up fairly close where I had a good view of the burrow and waited. Soon his head poked out and shortly he started going about his business, seeming to ignore me while I sat in my truck, clicking away. After a bit he started moving away, so I started my truck to follow, as he was moving parallel to the road. As soon as he heard the truck engine start, he ran back and retreated into the burrow again. I shut off the engine and almost immediately his head poked out of the burrow. He came out and started posing again. After a few minutes he began to move away so, once again, I started the truck engine to follow him, and he, once again, retreated back to the burrow. We repeated that entire scenario one more time before he tired of the game and headed directly away from the road.In all my years and over all my miles in the outdoors, I have yet to see a badger in the wild.
My BIL has a 5bs tag and has been sending me pics. Been a long time since there was that much moisture down there.
I wish he was fattening my bank account, but alas he's a cheapskate worse than Scrooge.ODW....... I sure appreciate you sharing all the art work you used to make a living with. We are all getting a pretty special treat. I’m sure Founder is sending a few checks your way.
So it appears no one is going to venture a guess about the etched elk image in reply #859 & #874.I was going to try but I honestly had no ID.