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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Elk Attack!

Just kidding.

But it could've. Isaiah and I have been asked to please keep a fence between ourselves and large wild animals. This beast did do this interesting head shaking thing which, after a couple shakes, I realized was not to get rid of flies. It was his polite way of saying, "GET OUT OF MY SPACE BEFORE I GET YOU OUT OF IT!"

Point well taken. Will be practising proper precautions from now on.

Of course, Isaiah was thrilled with the adrenaline rush of the elk encounter. The graceful beast marched right up near our fence and plopped down in the shade of a bush. (The younger 2 were still sleeping while Isaiah and I talked on the back porch.)

He made his first New Mexico nature journal entry.

He had the camera the whole time and took some pretty good photos. The green thing on its ear is a tag used to track elk migration.
A footprint, a bit hard to make out:

"You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus." ~Mark Twain

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