Friday, July 25, 2008
Honey, we're Surrounded
We went back on our usual 'out the back door walk' today and were amazed to come upon an elk herd of at least FIFTY cows and babies. There were so many it was almost creepy. When they'd move on it was a sea of elk!
The babies were making this eerie squealing noise whenever they moved. We didn't see a bull elk but he had to be there.
We stayed far enough away that Molly didn't get worked up. Besides she'd already gotten a little beat up by a neighbor's mastiff at the start of the hike. But that's another story.
We tried our best to keep out of the elk herd's way-- it's so amazing they've decided to stay on our mesa top. But it seemed wherever we went, there they were. In fact Jon said, "Let's just sit here, and see if they come back this way."
Sure enough they did!
It was really thrilling.