Look what I found at my house last night!

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posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 09:56 AM
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This elk has been hanging around the area for a bit now, she was close enough for me to walk to last night. She was only a little skiddish at first. She let me pet her after I put the camera down.


Just thought I'd share with everyone.




posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 10:01 AM
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Man, this is awesome. I'm not an animal lover but I love animals if that makes sense.
I prefer them in nature and I encounter them instead of keeping pets and what not.
My mother has a cat and that's enough Animal in my house for me.

If you're self aware enough it's almost like you know what animals are thinking.



posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 10:06 AM
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It was cool, when she was deciding if I was ok I could see the dilemma on her face. She smelled the apple but wasn't sure about me. Took her a minute to decide.



posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 10:14 AM
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That's like the elk up in Estes Park, CO. Very tame! Excellent video, and thank you for sharing.



posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 10:14 AM
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Holy cow...(cow literally)!


That was just awesome...what a neat experience!

They are truly beautiful creatures!

Thanks for sharing OP...went well with my coffee this morning!



posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 10:18 AM
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I hope you dont live up to your screen name when she's bigger ! (lol)

Nice experience though I bet.

if she returns it might be better to shoo her away and make her more uncomfortable around humans - for her sake.



posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 10:40 AM
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Oh That was so sweet. I really enjoyed seeing that!



posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 10:56 AM
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You really should be more careful around wild animals. Several hundred people get killed by elk a year as well as a few million dollars in property damage.

You're lucky she didn't turn and attack you. Very lucky.

You really should be more careful next time.

Wild animals should be respected.



posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 10:57 AM
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reply to post by Mr Headshot
 


Thanks !! Your simple act of kindness is a pearl for ATS. I hope you can keep this beautiful creature away from hunters.




posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 11:13 AM
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reply to post by jerryznv
 


No problem, it went with mine too.



posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 11:15 AM
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reply to post by EvilSadamClone
 


Where do you live? Like, urban, suburban, rural?

This elk has come up to my grandfather and nudged him on the arm because she wants to be fed. I wouldn't just walk up to something I had no reference for.

It was an adrenaline rush, don't get me wrong, but I wasn't in any danger.



posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 11:15 AM
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reply to post by Trueman
 


Thanks! I enjoyed doing it.



posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 11:39 AM
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reply to post by EvilSadamClone
 


You sound like a scared, fear for your life person.
Did you learn that rhetoric from the television?

Come on! It isn't a bear, lion or dangerous creature.
And I don't think you would approach those animals anyways.
Only mothers are overly protective when their young are around.

Most animals would run immediately upon smelling a human.
Apparently this one is a little more tame than the others.


Nice video, Mr. Headshot.







posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 11:45 AM
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Thanks man. Elk can be dangerous, it's usually the males though. The female may be a little more pissy next month if she has a calf, because you won't see the calf laying in that tall grass. But, for now, she's fine.



posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 12:01 PM
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Wow, that's pretty cool.

Just one thing though; If you did touch it, or get that close, make sure to check yourself for ticks. Most of those lil buggers that latch on to Elk & Deer are carriers of Lyme disease and you don't want one latching onto you or any pets you may have.



posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 12:04 PM
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reply to post by ArrowsNV
 


I gotta check for ticks almost every day anyway man. You saw where I live lol.



posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 12:53 PM
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she looks old, good on you for being kind to her,good on her for trusting you



posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 04:23 PM
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I have never seen an elk alone, are they often alone like that where you live?

I am always surprised how people love seeing an animal shown affection but she is exactly like a cow and most who say how sweet would chop her head off and eat her as soon as feed her by hand. All the animals are loving creatures and deserve our care and affection imo.



posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 06:09 PM
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I'm really happy for you, I'ma Let you finish but:

Look what I found in my beer
A couple of dancing ladies and a ticket out of here
Look what I found in my beer
A start to being lonely and an end to my career



posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 08:14 PM
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did you make elk burgers




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