Autumn 2020 – Part 24 – Evening Elk – Jasper National Park

September 30, 2020

Most nights, after watching the sunset, we would walk the “loop” (roadway around the resort) before heading to our bungalow. On this evening, a female elk popped out of the brush just ahead of us and nonchalantly clicked her way down the road to an area with better browsing. The whole thing was just funny. She went about her business and we went about ours.

Evening Elk ©

The evening elk comes walking by,

with clicking hooves and her head held high.

Without any fanfare or real fuss,

her cold haughty stare dismisses us.

Published by kagould17

After working for 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 3+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wanted me to do has been rewarding. While I still miss the social aspect of working with a team of great people, I have managed to keep in touch with many from my former team and I have many friends and family members who now fulfill this part of my life. Now that my Patty has retired, we are able to spend more time in pursuits and with people who are near and dear to us. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may not become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

14 thoughts on “Autumn 2020 – Part 24 – Evening Elk – Jasper National Park

  1. Taking in some of the stunning views and capturing wild animals makes for a fantastic experience. Thanks for sharing and have a good day. We have no choice but to stay inside today as the weather is miserable ☺️ Aiva

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    1. Agreed. On this evening, it was like we were strolling with the elk, as she clip clopped along the roadway. She was in no hurry and neither were we. Weather has been awful here too, cold, windy with a bit of snow and slippery footing. Little sunshine, very grey, like the world right now. Still hoping for walks, but limited to indoor exercise. Stay well Aiva and thanks for reading. Allan

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    1. It is like the elk even like this resort. They are always around somewhere browsing the trees and shrubs. Once in August, a 7 point bull was in the compound and many of his harem were also there. You had to watch that you did not come between them when you walked the grounds. Other times, there have been young calves with Mom wandering around. Always a nature show. Thanks or reading and commenting. Allan

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    1. We can coexist, as long as we respect each other. Many years back, a tourist posed with a cow elk and put her arm around its neck and then seemed surprised and angry when it kicked her. Hmmm, sorry lady, these animals are wild, they are not just props lying around for your pix. Thanks for reading and commenting. Allan

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    1. Thank you . Elk are very common in this area and are not shy about mingling in human habitats, eating gardens, flowers and shrubs and leaving their version of fertilizer behind. Parks Canada is quite strict about not approaching or feeding any wildlife and that is good. She was the one who joined in our walk, so we respectfully kept our distance as she walked. Thanks for reading and commenting. Allan

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    1. 100%. One kick could do a lot of damage and don’t even think about what a set of antlers on the bull could do. They deserve our respect. Thanks for reading Bernie. Allan

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