Last Thursday Joan and I were driving back from McBride, and as we were crossing the Fraser River bridge Joan said, “There’s a big herd of elk by the river.” As soon as we had gotten off of the bridge I pulled over, then walked back to the bridge with my camera and took this photo. I had never seen any elk (wapiti) down on the sand flats and here was a whole herd of them. I don’t know if they had swum across the river or not, but they were all lined up like they might have.
Later in the afternoon, I had to drive back to town and I noticed that they were all still there, although all lined up along the river bank, eating vegetation. Seeing wildlife is alway a treat.
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