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Old 04-22-2007, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Beautiful East TN!!
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ROFL!!!!
You guys crack me up! hahahahahhaha
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Old 04-22-2007, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Hometown of Jason Witten
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She is gorgeous!!!!!

I wonder if she'll find other elks to hang out with?
Hello, Hipnapster. I happen to know a lot about elks. For companionship they join the Elks Club. The Moose Clubs will not allow them to join, and the Lion's Club is too dangerous. The Civitans and Ruritans are too boring. And in a related matter, the Rotary Club has changed its name to Touch Tone Club.
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Old 04-22-2007, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
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Hello, Hipnapster. I happen to know a lot about elks. For companionship they join the Elks Club. The Moose Clubs will not allow them to join, and the Lion's Club is too dangerous. The Civitans and Ruritans are too boring. And in a related matter, the Rotary Club has changed its name to Touch Tone Club.
It's good I didn't have coffee in my mouth when I read this!

Good rep points for you!
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Old 04-22-2007, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Hometown of Jason Witten
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Like deer, only the males have antlers.

As far as damage - got done putting in a flower bed Friday, a few hours later HUGE hoofprints tromping through it. I haven't heard of any crop or property damage. A farmer a few miles from here loves her. He swears she lives at his place. Actually, we all really like her and everyone sees her at least once during the day.

They're trying to get her back on the elk reservation by means of baiting. So far, no luck. They do want the elk to breed and they're afraid of her causing an accident on the main road.
Jmarkey, I love the pictures. Is Elsie from the Catoosa Management Area?
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Old 04-22-2007, 03:06 PM
 
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It's hard to say where she wandered in from. There are WMAs in Anderson, Campbell and Roane counties - probably others I'm forgetting.

In 2001 there was a wandering bull elk spotted in the Oak Ridge Research Park, off Rt. 95. He was wearing a radio collar, but they still couldn't manage to catch him and return him to the herd. Last signal they got from his collar was in Loudon County.

The elk in my pictures doesn't seem to stray too far from this general area. It's almost all deep woods here and I know some people feed her. She's been spotted playing with a plastic grocery bag. Throwing it up in the air, watching it hit the ground, picking it up and throwing it in the air again. The closest I've gotten to her is about twenty feet (with a fence between us) and she's just got the most serene expression. I get such a kick out of the whole thing.
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Old 04-22-2007, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
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She sounds like she might be young, since she likes to play. That may be why she is not really afraid of humans?

Oh, I really love your elk!
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