It seems as if they do. Sometimes she seems to be alone but she lies inte middle of the herd and eats along side them.
It has really been a treat to watch them throughout the past 6 months. They hang in the farmers fields, over at the Air Museum, Sheriffs grounds. They are probably one of the most photographed herds :0)
I found myself going over everyday to get more pics. It's not like they change too much day to day...LOL I really wanted to get some better ones of Allie. I'll probably try again tomorrow since it looks like it will be nice.
How cool is that? To be able to walk a mile to an elk herd. Not many people can say that - let alone be able to say that they regularly see a white elk in the midst. The native americans saw them as special and magical. I think there has to be something to that.
One of the guys from the foresty said they are few and far between. Something like one in every 100,000 or so.
Right on 101 most of the time.
We live on McCormick Loop. Sometimes we have seen them at the other end, that was this fall. They have been hanging out at this end for a few months now.
I'll bet. I'm so glad they look so healthy. I've posted this a couple time before on DG; really believe it:
If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit. For whaever happens to the beasts also happens to the man. All things are connected. Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.
~Chief Sealth of the Suwamish Tribe, letter to President Franklin Pierce
That is true I believe, thanks!
My Uncle's 4th great grandfather was Chief Patkamin of the Snoqualimoo tribe from Whidbey Island. I think he was actually a chief of several other tribes if I remember right.
They all had great insights that if we would all take just a little of it to heart, life would be that much better.
How wonderful that you have native american in your family. What a blessing to have such a heritage. I haven't heard of the Snoqualimoo Tribe - they're from Whidbey, huh? Yes, they are so in tune with the land - very much children of the Earth, I think.
My Uncle actually has the geneology back to his gggg/grandfather since he had married a white woman. He has in his possession the original treaties and other documents also. He's actually my mother's sister's husband.
Holy cow. He should write some of the family history down. I, for one, would love to read it. My parents wrote their life stories not long after they retired. It's crazy how there's stuff in there they "forgot" to tell you.
How old is the lighter colored elk? I wonder if she will be sought after during rut just like the darker cows? It is amazing how big elk are. We have a good number of them here but I have never been fortunate enough to see them. You are very lucky indeed.