Someone had their camera with them at just the right time. This male elk tosses his head and tears hay out of a bale in a mating display.
Elks aren’t exactly horses, but they’re similar enough that this male elk was confused by the beautiful horses on the other side of the fence. This wild elk wandered up to the farm and was immediately taken by them.
Because of the way that elks show their interest, this guy couldn’t help but destroy the nearby hay bale. He tosses his head, tearing the hay out of the stack and tossing his head with abandon.
At first, the horses don’t seem interested. The elk does his best to get their attention, and one finally wanders over to investigate. She seems confused to see hay flying everywhere.
The elk dips his head over the fence, trying to get a good look at her. They touch noses and become fast friends, but he’s still looking for a date.
He seems to strut for her, trying his best to impress, but she only looks around, confused. This elk seems a bit confused, but their interaction is priceless!
Oddly, this isn’t the first elk-horse romance:
And can you believe this? An orphaned elk is adopted by a herd of horses: