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Old 04-22-2007, 05:15 AM
 
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I finally managed to grab my camera while she was passing through.

According to people around here, she left the wildlife management area where the elk herd was released and has been living in the woods here for the last year.

I usually manage to get a lot closer, but then again I'm usually in the car when I see her. I wasn't too sure how close she'd let me get on foot. I really wanted my husband to go stand next to her for scale, but he just wasn't cooperating.

She has no fear of people - we were out in the front yard throwing sticks for the dogs. Lots of noise and pups running around. And all of a sudden there she was!

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Old 04-22-2007, 05:35 AM
 
Location: On the plateau, TN
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Just beautiful
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Old 04-22-2007, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Northeastern Pennsylvania
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Great photos!
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Old 04-22-2007, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
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She is gorgeous!!!!!

I wonder if she'll find other elks to hang out with?
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Old 04-22-2007, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Beautiful East TN!!
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I like your neighbor much better than mine hehehhehehe
Thanks for sharing the pictures, she is beautiful!
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Old 04-22-2007, 06:37 AM
 
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Isn't that something!!! National Geographic eat your heart out!
Doesn't it make you wonder what it must have been like when the first settlers came to the area? I always think about the sites they must have seen.
Thanks for posting
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Old 04-22-2007, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Wow! I wouldn't have even known it was an elk. I thought they all had antlers. Are there farms by you? The Q&A on the state govt. website says elk have the potential to cause row crop and property damage. I'm thinking they haven't tried to move the animal back to the restoration area because there are no farms in your area that the elk could damage.


http://www.state.tn.us/twra/elkques1.html (broken link)
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Old 04-22-2007, 08:51 AM
 
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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.
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Old 04-22-2007, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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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.
Baiting? Does that mean they send over some good looking husky elk with big antlers that says, "Hey baby, want to come back to my place where the grass is greener, the twigs are tastier and the mushrooms are wilder?" I think if he mentions "breeding" she might tell him to get lost.
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Old 04-22-2007, 09:27 AM
 
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Personally, I think she's turned off by the thong and gold chains around his neck.
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