Elks can outrun horses at up to 45 miles mph. No wonder, the elk symbolizes stamina, as well as strength. An elk’s antlers grow up to an inch a day, which means the elk are always in a stage of active growth. Even though elk are considered herbivore for the most part, they do and will eat meat, which makes them adaptable to their environment. The elk is not one to put his nose in the air and declare what he will not eat.
The surefooted elk is agile, which helps in defending itself against wolves, bears, and mountain lions. Agility is no help when it comes to guns, but the animal learns fast. A single shot in open season has the elk jumping fences into animal sanctuaries and even private farms and yards to avoid the hunters.
The animal who wanders all day in search of food, reminds us to pace ourselves and make wise use of our energy. Elk energy reminds us not to do more than we can handle and to stay with a job and see it through to its completion. The elk understands the creature who runs fastest first often end up tuckered out and unable to escape when speed is truly needed.
Even though the bull elk call is evocative, elks communicatiwith their hooves, which is a reminder you don’t have to yell to be heard. The elks live in herds, which makes them social creatures. It is also a reminder that you do not have to do everything on your own. The elk utilize all their senses to stay alert for predators. Often, this alertness, gives the elk a temperamental personality. He could be peacefully grazing one moment and ready to fight the next.
The elk is a nobility symbol for coats of arms. It also stands for masculine stamina and sensuality. The elk is interestingly enough with all its emphasis on male prowess is a reminder to respect those of our own gender.
Elk were almost wiped out in the United States. Through careful breeding programs, they have been introduced into the wild. This proud, noble creature has a great deal to teach you.
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Respecting your own gender