Elk calves are arriving daily and with that comes the evil eye from scary elk mamas! A member of my running group recently passed along a great anti-crazy elk mama trick. Using what he saw one day when an elk approached someone holding an umbrella, he modified it a bit using a plastic garbage bag. Now when approached by an elk, I’ll be armed with a kitchen garbage bag, ready to pop that baby open! I also always carry bear spray, but this super light piece of safety gear may just come in handy one day. Beware crazy elk mamas!