One of the great things about living in Central Oregon is the wildlife. I love to watch the deer, elk and even the squirrels. As a child there were not that many elk in our area but they are here now and with hunting restrictions and good management I hope they will continue to thrive. Elk are an amazing species they are bigger than cows and yet can get through the forest with the grace of a small animal.
One word of caution to drivers, an elk’s eyes do not glow in your headlights like a deer’s will. They are often moving during the day and night so be-careful when you see them make a mental note of if and be-careful at night. Elk can do a lot of damage to your vehicle.
Joanne Hanson says
Hi Thesa, I didn’t know about the eyes not glowing in the headlights. A great tip, thanks! I do know that when I see one, there are probably more crossing the road. I found through experience that if I want spring flowers in elk country, to plant daffodils, not tulips. They think tulips are lollipops!
Karen Rice, Wallenpaupack Real Estate says
There are supposed to be elk in PA, but I’ve yet to see one. Very cool!!! I’m happy when the Canada geese come back – I love hearing them call, it means spring is on its way. The next time I hear them I’ll be sad, as they leave when autumn leaves…