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Herd of Elk


Herd of Elk

We saw this herd on a trip to the Pacific ocean west of us here.



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Aren't they beautiful. We have them in Arizona, too. During the mating season they make a huge racket but not in my area. Just about 40 or 50 miles up the mountain road.

11 Oct, 2008

 

hi catfinch
saw similar scenes on our trip to canadian rockies two years ago.loved every minute , especially the mountain trails , with fresh snow, we were the first to walk that day. only worry was the bears , but only saw one from a distance.
what's the wildlife like in your area?...........steve

11 Oct, 2008

 

We have herds of elk like this that like to migrate through an area about 15 minutes from here. We have black bear, they are shy don't see them that often. Lots of coyotes...they are not shy...we have to keep our cats and small dogs inside almost full time because they will kill & eat them. We have a cougar here in town as of late...they have come closer in because we have so many deer here in town. The cougar is close by traveling through my neighborhood. We have eagles, red tail hawks, owls, all manner of seabirds....lots of racoons...and chipmunks...marmonts live in the forests, they are prairie dog like. We have opposums, skunks, etc. as well. We have otters, seals, grey whales come now and again as do Orcas & minke whales...there are Dahl porpoises, small species of sharks...i have seen them all as I worked on a dive boat for 4 years..it was a great adventure with my children invloved...the biggest octopus in the world live in our waters off our shore and yes I have seen them as well actually cooked a small one in the galley of our live a board at the time. :- )

11 Oct, 2008

 

Steve ...did you go to the Banf area there? I love it up there...my husband and I traveled to the area more than once...one of our favorite fall vacation spots.

11 Oct, 2008

 

Hi Catfinch
~My daughter and son in law did a three week drive from Vancouver to Calgary via Banff this year in may/june ~saw black bears etc but Caz was really disappointed not to see any moose or elk.
They were talking about going back next year but now thinking to visit Borneo to see Orangs in the wild and on to New Zealand.
They had a fantastic time!~

23 Oct, 2008

 

My husband & I traveled east through our state and then went north into Canada near Kelona, from there we continued north into the Banf and Canadian Rockies and then as far east as Calgary...we saw grizzley bears and elk, wolves etc...but no moose even though we looked for them like crazy. Funny thing is there are a lot of them where I go to visit my sister-in law in Eastern Washington but I never see them there either. I have a passion to see one!..LOL...
Vancouver, Canada is very close, just a little north of here actually.

23 Oct, 2008

 

~Caz did her PHD in Wattford just north of London and shared a house with 5 other girls including Michelle from Vancouver Island who was always going on about how beautiful BC was`~ so they went to see her when they were there and drove up to Torino? where they went Whale watching but it was very misty and they didn't see any-saw a pair of eagles though!~

23 Oct, 2008

 

I have been over Vancouver Island via ferry from Friday Harbor where I was living at the time on San Jaun Island in our own archepelago, to Victoria on Vancouver Island, Canada, then on to Tofino on a Harley with my Dive Boat friend many years ago..it is a beautiful Island..and BC is gorgeous country. You can go on Whale watch tours out of my town here inNorth Puget Sound as well...they go see mainly Orca's....

23 Oct, 2008

 

~What an exciting life Catfinch! the only exciting place I have been is Capetown S Africa in 2006 when my daughter got married on LLandudno beach .We had three fantastic weeks and saw Lions etc on a game reserve.quite something to see Elephants and Rhino so close up!~

23 Oct, 2008

 

I would love to go there..I have seen elephants in the zoo but no Rhino's, now that would be cool....

26 Oct, 2008

 

~definitely a amazing place to visit!~

27 Oct, 2008

 

Oh Cat, the more I see, the more I'm sighing !! To have such an amazing variety of wildlife including whales !!! :- )))))

12 Sep, 2009



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