My Yesterday Involved Elks

Wilder
@Marcyaz (35606)
United States
March 6, 2016 10:03am CST
So even though it was chilly yesterday we decided to do something, we first went to the store in Mountain Lake and I bought a few more books. Then we saw the sign for Wilder and thought we had never been there so decided to go and see what it had there well not much for a population of 60 except for the Elk and Horses. Yes, I did say Elk. I did take a picture of the elk but it was not an up close shot so you may have hard time seeing them. They were fenced in a high enclosure so I am assuming someone is raising them. I had my big dog Honey with me and she just sat and watched them.
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@Corbin5 (115889)
• United States
6 Mar 16
So cute that Honey had fun viewing those Elk too!
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@Marcyaz (35606)
• United States
6 Mar 16
@Corbin5 She loves to go for rides and misses not going like we used to.
@LadyDuck (176202)
• Switzerland
6 Mar 16
This is a great photo, we had snow storm yesterday, a lot of snow.
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@Marcyaz (35606)
• United States
6 Mar 16
@LadyDuck Thanks it was fun seeing them. So your snow finally came to where you are and a lot o it.
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@LadyDuck (176202)
• Switzerland
7 Mar 16
@Marcyaz Yes, especially 15 miles north of our location, they had a lot. Today is sunny, the snow is melting.
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@Marcyaz (35606)
• United States
7 Mar 16
@LadyDuck It is going to be nice weather here this morning but may have some rain this aternoon. Glad to hear it is sunny there now and the snow is melting as ours has pretty well melted now also.
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@Jessicalynnt (47880)
• Centralia, Missouri
6 Mar 16
I know of a place in central Missouri that had a elk...farm? Herd? Was fun to drive by and see as I cut that way now and then
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@Marcyaz (35606)
• United States
6 Mar 16
@Jessicalynnt I was amazed because I had no idea there were any around here but it was interesting. I guess you would call them a herd. I will definitely go that way again to show my son.
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• Centralia, Missouri
7 Mar 16
@Marcyaz they really remind me of more domesticated deer
@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
6 Mar 16
I was not aware that elks were ever raised in this way and always considered them to be wild only.
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@Marcyaz (35606)
• United States
6 Mar 16
@Asylum I was not aware of this either but now we have both learned something new.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
6 Mar 16
@Marcyaz It would be great to see because they are quite timid in the wild and probably very hard to spot as a rule.
• United States
6 Mar 16
I am so happy to know you had this lovely day out Marcy. The elk are so beautiful in your photo gathered there keeping warm.
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@Marcyaz (35606)
• United States
6 Mar 16
@TiarasOceanView Thanks, it was fun and I needed a day out again. They were so nice to see and at first I thought they must be deer but nope they weren't they were elk.
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• United States
6 Mar 16
@Marcyaz Elk are so beautiful and big. I was a bit afraid when I saw them, as I was so close to them high up in the mountains here a long time ago.
@VivaLaDani13 (22033)
• Perth, Australia
20 Apr 16
How sweet. I would have loved to have sit there and watched them. I've never seen a elk before. I mean in person.
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@Marcyaz (35606)
• United States
20 Apr 16
@VivaLaDani13 This was the first time I had seen them as I had no idea there were in this state but it was fun watching them.
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@JudyEv (134918)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Mar 16
Would they be farmed for meat perhaps or for their antlers?
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@Marcyaz (35606)
• United States
8 Mar 16
@JudyEv I have no idea as I never knew they were bred in captivity, I always thought they were in the wild. Good question though I am going to do some research on this.
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@GardenGerty (102516)
• United States
7 Mar 16
We have a wildlife preserve nearby that has bison and elk on a huge property. Closer is a rancher who is raising elk. They are very interesting to see. They are fenced in but it is near the highway.
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@Marcyaz (35606)
• United States
7 Mar 16
@GardenGerty It is interesting to see the elk as this was my first time seeing them other than on TV. Bison I have seen up close and even felt their hide. There is a place somewhere near here that raises Bison but I haven't been there yet as I do need to find out exactly where it is located.
@celticeagle (119857)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Mar 16
We have a WIlder here also. Small farm community where my great great grand parents lived when they were alive.
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@Marcyaz (35606)
• United States
6 Mar 16
@ celticeagle Now isn't that something you know where the name Wilder came from don't you Little House on The Prarie Laura Engles Wilder. A town where you are by the same name what a Conincidence.
@just4him (127165)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Mar 16
You never know what you're going to encounter when you do something different. Nice picture.
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@Marcyaz (35606)
• United States
6 Mar 16
@just4him Thanks, wish it could have been close up though and you never know what you will see.
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@JohnRoberts (62984)
• Los Angeles, California
6 Mar 16
Is this some sort of preserve for elks?
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@Marcyaz (35606)
• United States
6 Mar 16
@JohnRoberts No just someone raising them evidently as there was a lot of property and a very high fence around there.
• Philippines
7 Mar 16
Look at them and how cute they are. I wonder how they were being raised in a weather so cold.
@Marcyaz (35606)
• United States
7 Mar 16
@Letranknight2015 They thrive in cold weather as it is in their nature.
@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
6 Mar 16
I've never seen an elk. I wonder what they raise them for? Do people eat their meat?
@Marcyaz (35606)
• United States
6 Mar 16
@jaboUK From what I understand some people do eat elk meat. I never knew that people raised them under yesterday.
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27 Jul 16
that is lion?
• Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
7 Mar 16
Nice, relaxing picture. Raising elms, wow, I'm impressed.
@Tampa_girl7 (26200)
• United States
7 Mar 16
I have never seen any in Mississippi.
@allknowing (69373)
• India
7 Mar 16
I thought I would get a zoomed view of your image when I opened it in a new tab but it is the same size. We can see some animals there.
@kevin1877uk (36989)
7 Mar 16
Wow awesome, is hat a good number, I'm not sure.
@DianneN (84977)
• United States
6 Mar 16
I can see the elk. How cool!
@Susan2015 (21683)
• United States
6 Mar 16
Glad you enjoyed yourself. The Elk would be something to see. The horses I always enjoy looking at.