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Two elks... but which one is living?

What are the chances!  A real elk stands right next to an elk statue at the corner of Highway 7 & Highway 36 in Estes Park, Colorado.  As I was driving on Highway 36 out of Estes Park I saw a few people taking pictures then saw the elk sitting in the grass, immediately whipping to a nearby street where I parked.  It got congested real fast as everyone was pulling over for a view up close of the phenomenal animal, though I'm sure some of that was spurned by those seeing me w/ a tripod, a problem I've had when photographing a popular location.  It stood up & was eating the grass, watching us now & again as we backed up just incase, every now & again it would use its antlers to scratch its butt, didn't care much about us though it did often initiate a lot of inspection.

Copyright: William L
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 20756x10378
Taken: 26/10/2015
Uploaded: 26/10/2015
Updated: 06/01/2019


Tags: elk; elks; statue; live; estes park; colorado; highway 36; highway 7
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