Salt Cravings

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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3 responses to “Salt Cravings

  1. Wow. That would’ve been cool to get a pic of the elk!

    There’s a Salt Lick BBQ near Austin, Tx — very good BBQ….

  2. That is absolutely amazing! And funny! And cool! My son would think it the neatest thing ever.

    We have deer around here. A lot. But as far as I know they don’t like my van or truck. 🙂

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