Saturday, October 8, 2016

From the Outside

Looking In

The sign is on an easel just inside the door
with the outdoors reflected in the glass.

Ah, There They Are

The Elk were being illusive that day.

And we had begun to think these ones 
at the Elk Country Visitor Center
would be the only ones to see that day.

They are a mighty beast.


But the minute we stopped looking; there they were.

Two young bucks having lunch.

  • Keep a Safe Distance — Elk are wild animals. Always observe from a safe distance, and at the minimum of 100 yards (the length of a football field). Risk of serious injury or death can occur if a safe distance is not observed. If you cause the animal to move, you are too close.
  • Do Not Block Traffic — When viewing elk from your vehicle, park completely off the roadway or view elk from designated Wildlife Viewing Areas.
  • Respect Private Property — Elk know no boundaries. Please respect private property when viewing elk.
  • Be Mindful of Rutting Season — Mid-September through October is elk mating season. During this time bull elk are very protective of their harems and can be extremely aggressive.
  • Do Not Feed Elk — Feeding elk in Pennsylvania is illegal.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Apropos

for the area  

This is the gate at the 
Elk Country Visitor's Center
at Benezette, PA.

It truly is Elk country. So much so 
that this north central mountainous Pennsylvania county 
is named Elk County. 
These majestic animals roam around everywhere 
and I doubt there are very many gates or fences 
that keep them out.
They can be seen in early morning and evening 
just about anywhere. 
But it takes a little more roaming 
to find them during the day.

Joining Good Fences w/Theresa


Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Big Animal, Big Ego

After passing through this town 
with the unique name
in Elk County PA 

These signs begin to appear
(and that's not a deer)

And especially in September and October,
drivers need to heed the signs
as they make their way to this destination






Identical or Fraternal?

Nice contrast either way.