Yukon Territory

Elk along the Alaska Highway

19 April 2015 - Sunday

Steve came home from an errand to tell me that the elk were back by the Alaska Highway. So I grabbed the camera and headed out...

Elk
Wapiti is another name for the elk, it means "white bum"

It was about 8:30 p.m. with the sun setting, so the colours are warm!

Collared Elk
Pierced ears and a necklace (tags and collar) - #8-090

The elk shed the fur on their neck in spring. We've been finding elk hairs up to 5" long on our hiking trails. Their feet sure make a mess of the snowy trails too!

Pair of Elk
Pair of elk

The collars transmit a signal.

Radio collar on an Elk
Collared elk

Takhini Elk
Elk - round tummy but boney hip

Collared elk
Good looking elk

Elk munching the vegetation along the ditch of the Alaska Highway...

Elk beside the highway
Takhini elk herd along the Alaska Highway

I enjoy seeing the elk in the area. Good stuff!

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