A salt lick, just as the name implies, is a deposit of salt that animals lick. According to Wikipedia, it provides “the sodium, calcium, iron, phosphorus and zinc required in the springtime for bone, muscle and other growth in deer and other wildlife ……”
There are naturally-occurring salt licks, and store-bought, ready-made ones.
There’s a restaurant chain called Salt Lik, which brings together a totally different kind of animal.
The most common salt lick to be found in these parts however, looks something like this.
Road salt. All those clean “swipes” are courtesy of elk’s tongue. A herd of about 12 spent the night nearby and stopped into the compound for a little pick-me-up. Wish I had a picture of that.
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